I made a stop at Home Hardware the other day and I was pleased to find the red rubber rings for the glass topped canning jars. When I saw the box I recognised it but I had never put two-and-two together before then. I'm sure I've seen them at Canadian Tire for anyone else looking in Canada. So hurrah - for $1.99 I have a my glass tops covered and ready for very stylish food storage.
My next stop was the local thrift store - that was mostly just for fun and to buy a few more magazines for the bathroom. I refuse to pay $5-7 a magazine when I can get the ones that are a few months old for .50 cents - works fine for me! While I was there I came across a canners heaven! They had lots of Ball and Mason jars but I don't need any more right now. What they did have was a whole basket of snap lids and rings. I actually found some to fit those little odd-sized jars I was talking about. Yippee. As you can see in the picture below the original price was 21 cents - I had to pay 50 cents! Inflation I guess.
I ended up with an assortment of rings and lids for $2.00. The lids are FAR to old to use for canning - the rubber only lasts so long before it deteriorates and becomes unsafe for canning.
All my jars have proper lids now so all is right in the world-of-canning according to Anita!