We got this as a hand me down about 10 years ago, and we've never really used it. I wanted a lamp for T's nightstand. It's a bit big, but as the saying goes, "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." I made do.
It's a bit busier than I envisioned, but I can hardly stand the ribbon on the top and needed to do something different on the bottom. So, little rosettes made of scraps worked perfectly to cover my less-than-perfect lampshade. If you want to recover your own lampshade, I followed this tutorial.