Sucker for mercury
I love mercury glass - votive holders, candlesticks, Christmas ornaments...I could go on. I recently happened upon this lamp from Ballard Designs, the Bethany Accent lamp. I think it's very attractive, wouldn't take up too much space on a small writing desk or entry hall table for an apartment and is reasonably priced. You could buy two to flank a sideboard in an entry way and it would look pretty smart. Ideally I would use a drum lamp shade instead of what they offer, but it works just fine as is. Ballard has other mercury table lamp options to choose from, but this would be my top choice.