I found an old lamp at a garage sale in 2000. It had hideous gold accents and was in desperate need of cleaning. However, for $0.25 it was a bargain.
I brought it home, changed the gold accents to silver, added a new shade and cleaned it. The reason I bought the lamp was because it had a glass vase as the body. Over the years I have placed various wine corks in the vase. Favorite wines, wines I've bought while overseas, colorful corks, etc.