I bought the clear globe and it's base on Friday when I stopped in an antique store while I was visiting some relatives. The whole setup cost me $10. I just added some wire from an old broken appliance so that I could plug it in. Then I threw a light bulb in, and look at my attractive desk lamp! I've really taken a liking to these glass globes. The cobalt one beside it I got from a garage sale last year for $2.