I have the flour lid to to blue onion canisters Unfortunately, my canister did not make it so I would like to contact the people who bought the canisters so they can have a complete set.
Ol' Swaphos forwarded your email to me. You are a really good person! How kind of you to offer to send your orphan flour canister lid to the people who bought our set with the missing lid. We sold it to them almost three years ago, but luckily I keep a list of our customers, including snail mail and email addresses. I have sent them an email and assuming they have the same email address and I hear back from them, I will give them your email address. If I haven't heard from them in a few days, I'll try sending them a letter to their snail mail address. Of course I'll keep you advised of any progress I make in contacting them.
One of the greatest joys of being the proprietress of Santa Fe Trading Post is that I get to hear from kind and generous people like you. In this age of seemingly nonstop bad news and everybody irritated if not downright angry at everybody else, I think it's really important to be reminded that there are a lot of truly good people in the world. You are certainly one of them and I sincerely thank you for your email. You've made my day!
You bought a Blue Onion canister set with a missing flour lid from us nearly three years ago. Amazingly enough, we just got an email from a site visitor saying that she has an orphan flour lid that she'd like to send to you so you'll have a complete set. Can you believe it???
I'm hoping that this is still a good email address for you and that you get this. Let me know if you'd like to contact this generous lady and I'll send you her email address.
Dear Miss Kitty,
Thanks so much for your email! I purchased the replacement set for my daughter. I had shipped my deceased mother's set that she had intended for her from Maryland to Illinois in 2009 and the entire set broke! We never told her it was not the same set! We thought we would get insurance reimbursement but by the time I had arrived back to Illinois my husband Tom had destroyed all the evidence that the post office wanted! C'est la vie!
Shelley was happy, but sad about the broken lid!!! It was her Christmas present from her deceased grandma. She will be so excited to hear that I have "found" a lid for her. Mothers are magical, you know!
Let me know the shipping fee and I will make her happy once again!
Here is the email address of the lady with the orphan flour lid. Why don't you contact her direct and the two of you can work out the details. (Gave her Ivanna’s email address.)
This is a truly amazing ending to three separate amazing stories! Yes, mothers are magical. So are grandmothers. And thanks to websites and email, so are complete strangers! Ol' Swaphos and I were moved to tears by your story. And in a way, your daughter really will have "grandma's" set. It's just that the grandma in question was Ol' Swaphos' grandma! Her name was Maude and I'm sure she and your mother are smiling down on all of us.
You might want to tuck these emails away some place where your daughter will find them someday after all of us, too, are gone. It will be good for her to know that mothers sometime tell lies of omission out of great love.
We are so privileged to be able to put good kind people in contact with each other.
Such a great response! I am crying too! Just another twist to this story, my youngest son just returned home from living in Santa Fe! At least New Mexico - if that is where you are located.
Actually, we're in a suburb of Kansas City, close to Westport, the trailhead of the Santa Fe Trail. We've made the trek across Kansas on the SFT remnants (Highway 56) to Santa Fe several times on both the northern branch through Colorado and the southern Cimarron cutoff through New Mexico. It's quite an historical drive either way and and at some places you can actually still see the wide ruts of the Trail. Santa Fe is one of our all-time favorite cities. Old Town is truly a place that every American ought to visit at least once.
I forwarded your email & my response to Ivanna, so she'll be expecting your email. This whole thing is just too wonderful and I'm going to add a P.S. to the Blue Onion canister listing on our SFTP site with a link to the emails page where other site visitors can read the email exchanges among the three of us (protecting Ivanna's and your identities, of course). Hopefully I'll get that done today. I just think people need to be reminded of the goodness in the world. Heaven knows we don't hear enough about it!
Do let me know how all this comes out, OK?
Hi again Ivanna,
Just heard from our customer and I'm forwarding you my entire email exchange with her. Little did you know the true importance of your lid. Thank you again for being such a kind person.
We have created an amazing story to tell -- thanks! My husband bought an old truck and in the back was the canister set. The sugar was repaired with a little glue, but the flour was too bad so I was searching for a flour canister when I came upon your website. I thought it would be nice if at least someone could have a complete set.
I have emailed Tricia and hope to get the lid to her in 3 or 4 days.
Thanks again for your help. I live in Arizona.
Happy days to ya!
Yes, you, Tricia, and I have produced an amazing story via an even more amazing chain of events, but you started it all with your random act of kindness!
I’ve added a P.S. to this canister set’s story on our site with a link to the emails page that contains all of our emails so other site visitors can enjoy them, too. Like I told Tricia, I just think people need to be reminded of the goodness in the world.
And guess what! I’ve found you a replacement flour canister – complete with lid! Go to (gave her the url).
So all’s well that ends well. Tricia’s daughter finally has a lid to replace the one I broke almost thirty years ago, you have a flour canister with a lid, and not only can I finally stop feeling guilty about breaking the lid, I have two new friends! Who could ask for anything more???
Just a quick note to let you know I sent Tricia the lid and thanks to you I will have a flour canister very soon. Thank you so much for putting this all together. I could not have done it without you. Smiles to all.
Thanks for the update. Ol’ Swaphos’ grandma would be so pleased to know that her beloved set (now Shelley’s beloved set) is once again complete thanks to you. And I’m so glad to know that you are winding up with a complete set, too. That’s two complete sets that we know of – pretty remarkable given that these sets were produced sixty years ago! It’s been my pleasure to play a part in this amazing saga!