I picked up these purdy lucite starburst canisters last year -$2 for the set :O), but missing one lid. :O(
For $2 I dealt with it, stashing my fiber bars in the big one, tea lights in the lil' one, and using the lidless middle one to hold misc. junk in the laundry area. But still I pined silently that they'd never be "whole".
Months and months later, while putting up Xmas decorations, I had the Big canister sitting on the table when Bitty, who can knock things over that she is not even close to, knocked it over. Thankfully the stuff is virtually unbreakable even by Destructo Cat. But what was this? There were TWO lids on the floor. My lightning fast brain realized the mid-lid must have been STUCK inside the BIG lid THE WHOLE TIME. Maybe the folks who donated it didn't even know it was there. It even had the small piece of tissue paper they put in stacky things so they WON'T stick, still on the lid knob-top. Suddenly I had a set of 3 with lids.
How did I and everyone else miss that lid? If you look at the first pic you can make it out (as I daftly re-created the lidless situation) -my eyes are crap, but I always look at everything I buy in detail just to satisfy my curiosity as to its age and worth. It's just weird. And hence, miraculous. :O)
I want to put something pretty in these now, but I dunno what. Looking for similar on ebay today I found the same set that sold for $54, zoinks!
Thanks, thrift store mojo!
Linking to Thrifty Things Friday to spread the mojo!