I have been looking for a retro lamp for the side table in my family/dining room. I wasn't sure what I wanted but knew I would know it when I saw it. A week ago I spied this lovely "spaceship" lamp sitting on the floor at Goodwill with no shade. Doesn't it look like a spaceship with oval windows? The cord was frayed and there were spots where the gold trim was missing. I love the shape and the color was perfect for my room. I brought it home and rewired it. I purchased a couple of gold pens and one was the perfect color (Sharpie). I blew off the dust with canned Ultra Duster and it began to show it's potential. My last task was to find a shade. I wanted a barrel shaped retro shade.
After visiting many stores, I found this shade at Wal-Mart today. It isn't exactly the shade I pictured but it does look good with the Space Age lamp and most of all it looks great on my side table. Oh yes, the price tag on the lamp was $2.99.