So you’ve collected pins, antenna toppers, and key chains. Your home has lots of Disney characters on your shelves. Some Disney art is on the wall. What’s left? How about adding that special touch to your kitchen? Maybe you cook every day and want to make a meal from your favorite Disney restaurant. Maybe you make some quick snacks and feel like some Mickey waffles now and then. It’s easy to create a Disney kitchen with the collectibles you use.
Go all the way and get everything from your dishes and glasses to a few aprons and dish towels. Add a spatula, measuring spoons, and a Mickey shaped egg ring. For cooking, you can still get Mickey Waffle Makers, a colander, and pasta scooper.
If you want to decorate your kitchen, there’s lots of choices. Go classy, retro, or design by character. Of course, towels, place mats, and cookie jars can do the trick. But what about adding some fun touches? Line an open kitchen shelf with Disney coffee mugs of every shape, size and character. Show off your collection of Disney cookie jars.
Collecting Disney pressed pennies is just plain fun. Pressed Pennies are not only a souvenir but an activity for you, your family, and your friends while you’re at the Disney resort or at any of the Disney parks, hotels, shops or other areas. Finding the pressed penny machines is just part of the excitement! Collecting the pennies, knowing which ones you have and still need, is the other part.
These souvenirs only cost 51 cents – the penny to be pressed and 50 cents to have it done. There are also pressed quarters that cost $1.25. Those machines are more difficult to find because there are fewer of them. One of the things that makes collecting pressed pennies so much fun is that you can never finish collecting them all. Disney changes the types of pennies offered in the machines and changes out machines too. They also have Celebrations when new pennies are released for a short time.
The Disney Driven Life brings you another episode of inner mouse. In this week’s show, Scott, John, Nicole, and JL discuss Disney collectibles and their addictive nature. John discusses a few ways to recoup some of the expense of collecting Disney items. Nicole shares the results of a survey she took among friends about their unique Disney collections. JL reveals why she doesn’t do much collecting, and Scott talks about why he started Collect the Mouse. Join the discussion. Tell us what Disney things you collect, how you organize them, and to what degree they consume your life.
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Like many other Vinylamtion collectors, I started off disliking these little artistic gems. I walked by them in many Disney retail locations with a resentful look that said “silly pieces of plastic”. Oh boy, did they have their revenge on me!
It was the Lotso Vinylmation that got me started. I liked Lotso and felt I deserved just that one. You know, because it was Lotso.