these are pretty, I put them in the master bedroom as a change from lamps I'd had for 20 years or more. They give an updated look. The base is heavy enough. The shade is an off-white when the bulb is off, but sort of creamy when it's on, not white. I would have preferred white, but it's ok.
I am SO happy with my new bedside lamps! They were packed perfectly and arrived in absolute pristine condition with very easy to understand instructions. They look fantastic next to my bed and against my newly painted wall. One of the best attributes of these lamps is the clear stem -- rather than block the color, you can see the color through them! I believe I got a very fair price from Overstock.com (as I usually do) and would recommend these lamps to anyone who wants to spruce up and upgrade their bedroom, or even living room.
I purchased these as bedside lamps along with some tables I purchased here on Overstock.com. I love these lamps, they really bring the room together and look fabulous! They were packed VERY well and I had no issues putting them together. I can't remember if the description reflected these would require 3 way bulbs, but if not - now you know.
The crystal balls are clear and beautiful but could do without the drip pan for a more updated look. Not thrilled with the shades. They appear white when lights are off but have a very yellow glow when turned on even when using bright white bulb.