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LoveFall Sun 01-Nov-20 21:07:51

Inspired by the lost glasses.

Mine was found yesterday. A treasured arts and crafts hammered aluminum serving tray I inherited from my grandparents.

It went missing over two years ago. DH and I have racked our brains, asked everyone we can think of if we left it at their place etc. i have felt really grief stricken and a huge sense of loss.

Yesterday we made homemade pizza. I could not find our pizza pan and lost my cool a bit. DH stepped up and started searching through the cupboard where we keep baking trays. He found the pizza tray of course, but...

Lo and behold, stuck almost sideways at the back was the vintage tray!

Lovely sense of continuity with my long dead grandparents restored.

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doodlejump1980 Sun 01-Nov-20 21:09:32

I found a pair of earrings at the back of my bread-bin. They were lost for months!

Prokupatuscrakedatus Sun 01-Nov-20 21:12:57

If any of you could find my mat?
It was ugly and I do not miss it, but: I took it from the children - now young adults - with the words: "Give this to me, I put it somewhere safe." We are still living in the same flat and we are still searching ...

Witchend Sun 01-Nov-20 21:14:57

Christmas cards.
One year I was super organised and bought the Christmas cards in the January sales.
That was 15 years ago and not found them despite moving house once in the middle.
I think the Grinch stole them.

Pinkfluffyunicornsdancing Sun 01-Nov-20 21:15:41

I've recently found the 3 stone I lost a few years back.

LoveFall Sun 01-Nov-20 21:16:39

That mat sounds like something I would put in the bottom of the drawer where we keep tablecloths (we use once a year).

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ilovebagpuss Sun 01-Nov-20 21:19:18

I once lost a sapphire ring that was a gift for my 21st. I thought that I had put it somewhere when I went on holiday like at the back of a drawer but when I came to find it it wasn’t there.
I tried on and off for a few years and after losing my DM it made me even sadder. Anyway I was randomly tidying the old built in wine rack things in the kitchen where stuff other than wine gets shoved and my hand closed over a ring.
I was so so happy I can’t tell you.

Sunnydaysstillhere Sun 01-Nov-20 21:19:31

This gorgeous boy yesterday..
Escaped by accident at tea time.
Found his own way back despite darkness /fireworks and the wind!!.

BeBraveAndBeKind Sun 01-Nov-20 21:22:40

I lost one diamond earring from a pair given to me by my mother for my 25th birthday. I hunted high and low for it knowing that it must be in my flat somewhere.

On the day we moved house, I was taking a last walk through the rooms and it caught my eye, wedged under the skirting board behind where the bedside table had been with just the smallest bit sticking out. I was so relieved.

LoveFall Sun 01-Nov-20 21:24:41

I have a diamond earring somewhere in our apartment too. This gives me hope!

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fairydustandpixies Sun 01-Nov-20 21:25:33

I lost a family antique ring heirloom. Was missing for three years. The day I moved house, the removal guys obviously took all the furniture out, I vacuumed everywhere, even did the dreaded shake and vac! Just before taking the keys to the estate agents, I did one last walk round the house to check everything. Lying right in the middle of my otherwise empty bedroom, where I had cleaned and vacuumed, was the lost ring.

AnyFucker Sun 01-Nov-20 21:26:48

My self respect

Eckhart Sun 01-Nov-20 21:30:06

My soul.

JellyTots2009 Sun 01-Nov-20 21:30:47

I lost my engagement getting into the car on an Asda car park.
It slipped off my finger and me and my dad were almost lying on the floor looking under cars for it.
Got so upset and eventually went home. Got in, took my boots off and my ring fell out as I pulled them off.
Relief flooded me.

I lost a bath bomb the other week. I had taken it out of a box where it was kept. I ran my bath and went to where I thought it was and couldn't find it.
Well I searched the whole area and more from where I got it and I could not find the bomb. A couple of weeks later I had to have a massive sort out of this area and eventually found it near the bottom, which confuses me as I know I didn't go near there when I originally got it out.

DrinkReprehensibly Sun 01-Nov-20 21:33:18

I lost a sapphire ring in my early twenties, the first proper jewelry given to me by a serious boyfriend so I was devastated. I emptied the bins and looked down the drain etc. but no luck so stopped looking. Months later I found it cleaning the sandwich toaster that had been sitting on the kitchen worksurface, encased in a blob of old crusty cheese near the hinges at the back!

OhMsBeliever Sun 01-Nov-20 21:35:25

My car key last year. I had to use the spare. Couldn't find the other one anywhere.

Last week DS sat on the floor in front of the sofa and said "Here's your car key Mum." We've cleaned out under the sofa enough times, so I don't know where it had been. It's now been put away in a drawer.

Nutrigrainygoodness Sun 01-Nov-20 21:35:39

A purple dress that my nana had bought dd when she was about 1. It disappeared before dd even had chance to wear it. I searched my nanas house for it, I searched our house for it. Then one morning (the morning of the lady who had lived in our house before us funeral) i heard a strange noise upstairs like stuff falling over, I wemt to investigate and nothing was out of place but it was in the middle of the spare bedroom floor 😬.

DPs fluffy lounging jumper has gone missing. She had it at the start of the year. Weve been searching for weeks and still no sign. We live in a relatively small house- there's not many places for it to hide. 🙄

Nillynally Sun 01-Nov-20 21:38:16

This week we fitted kitchen cupboard locks which can only be opened by a magnet inside a removable door knob which is stored on the wall. Today I lost it. Husband not impressed. Looked for about 45 minutes until the beef and ale pie was done and then I found the melted knob and magnet attached to the bottom of the baking tray in the oven.. ooops.

pralineandketchup Sun 01-Nov-20 21:45:55

My great aunt's wedding ring. It went missing mysteriously from my jewellery box years ago. Suddenly one day it was back there but over ten years later.

FindMeInTheSunshine Sun 01-Nov-20 21:46:09

Not me, but my friend years ago. Lost his wedding ring on a lake beach where he windsurfed. A year later, was sitting on the beach running his hands through the pebbles as he chatted to friends, and the ring appeared!

Eckhart Sun 01-Nov-20 21:51:47

I went to the bookshop early on a day off, excited to buy the book I wanted, and spend aaaaaall morning luxuriously reading it. Got home, made coffee, went to sit down with my book... couldn't find it. Looked EVERYWHERE. Knew it must be in the house because I remembered struggling with the carrier bag when I was getting my keys out to come it. Spent aaaaall morning looking for it. Eventually gave up and took a break for lunch, utterly baffled.

The book was in the fridge.

AriettyHomily Sun 01-Nov-20 21:52:03

The burner thing that you need to be able to light a gas ring one New Year's Eve.

Found eighteen months later frozen on to a bag of long forgotten ice in the outside freezer.

Eckhart Sun 01-Nov-20 21:55:40

We lived in a haunted house when I was a kid. My parents were measuring up for something, and couldn't find the tape measure. They looked for ages, had a row about who had had it last, and eventually Mum stomped off to do the washing. She stripped the beds, put the sheets in the washing basket, carried it to the washer, put it down, and called out to my Dad 'Found that tape yet?' He called back 'No!', and when she turned back to the basket, the tape was sitting on top of the washing in the basket. There is no rational explanation.

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Livedandlearned Sun 01-Nov-20 22:03:24

An ipod. Searched the house on and off for a year. Gave up and then one day found it in the hood of a jacket.

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