Here is the lamp that my Aunt gave me after she redecorated my mom's bedroom during her last visit. "Your mom said you would like to have this" she whispered conspiratorially. As I mentioned before, When I Was Six.
It's ceramic with a hand painted rose. The base is gilded and is chipping away. I'm scared to clean it for fear of washing the rest of it off.
I replaced the shade with another one. My mom has a knack of having lampshades that are too big & heavily decorated. (fringe, edging, etc.)
I know the picture is a little dark but I liked how it turned out, so there.