Well, I'm glad the break happened, because this past weekend we went on a day trip to a quaint little town and did touristy things. In one shop of this little town my husband found this:
A UFO stand...and how fitting that he spotted it, because the UFO is one of his dream pieces that we had always assumed would be unattainable. This stand was on a shelf under a staircase in the basement of a combo junk/antique store. We paid the junk price.
As soon as we got home he married it up with my 024:
Now, I know this is not complete because it does not have the metal lid. But maybe lightning will strike twice? Until then, we are both satisfied.