When we lost our wonderful Auntie Wanda, I asked for the little hobnail milk glass set that she had in her dining room to remember her by. It consisted of a small ruffled pedestal bowl and two little votive candle holders. What I got was a small ruffled pedestal bowl and ONE little votive candle holder. (You'd have to know my mother to understand ~~ "Oh, was there another piece??")
It has always driven me crazy to have this odd configuration. Then one day I was looking at pincushions made from teacups and I thought "Hey!" So I bought a piece of blue velvet and turned the odd little votive candleholder into a sweet little pincushion.
Now the little piece of milk glass isn't part of an incomplete set sitting in the cupboard. It's a useful and very special treasure all of its own. Great Aunt Wanda was a fun and crafty lady herself, and I hope she would approve.