A girlfriend of mine is forever having yard sales. One of the things she does is going thru her glassware for "stray" pieces, (ex. a lid to a glass candy jar), which she put on top of a "stray" wine glass, made the most cutest, daintiest candy dish and was one of the first pieces she sold.
She also buys "stray" pieces of glassware, etc. at other people's yard sales or thrift stores, knowing at home she has something to pair them up with. You just never know what you might come up with. Pairing two or more unlikely pieces together may create something that you or someone else might like!
By Terri H.