I have wanted lamps like these since I first saw them ten years ago. Last week I finally got them! *squeal of delight*
I purchased the shades on clearance at Sears months ago for $6 a pop. I waited on the bases until I decided to just buck up and pull the trigger. At $30 a piece at Target, it felt like a lot.
But then you look at the alternatives; and, all of a sudden, $30 doesn't seem so bad. For instance, this lamp from Joss & Main. It's part of the Ore International collection (don't quote me on that) and retails for $129.95.
|Joss&Main Crystal Table Lamp|
Or this lamp from Lamps Plus for $149.99.
|Lamps Plus Stacked Crystal Sphere Table Lamp|
Yep, $30 isn't so bad. Seriously, can you tell a huge difference between these and the designer ones?