I have loved this blue lamp since the day I found it.
On a half-price day, at a thrift store in Angel's Camp.
It never had the right shade on it, though, so it didn't look quite right:
I found this one, below on another half-price day at a shop in Jackson.
I didn't like the shade that was on it, so I switched it for another right out there in the open , in front of God and everybody.
Nobody noticed, nobody cared.
They were both old lamps with old shades, and I knew it wouldn't make any difference to anyone - except me.
I was hoping the shade I switched to would work for my blue lamp at home.
When I got it home, I switched shades again, and the one that had looked rather ridiculous atop my precious blue pottery lamp looks pretty darned good on the mustard-colored ceramic mid-century style lamp.
And the one that WAS on it is the best I have found yet for my blue lamp: