So I jumped at it the other day when my random browsing on Etsy led me to this perfect number - a true vintage hand-carved Alabaster lamp by Little Dog Vintage. The best part is, it's in mint condition with no visible nicks and scratches. I emailed the store owner Claire (who also runs a design blog at http://littledogvintage.blogspot.com/) and she put it on reserved listing for me right away.
A few days later this beaut arrived. I haven't decided where in my house it will go yet, but I will have no problem of creating a vignette just for it. I am thinking a black silk tapered drum or cone shade might also work.
Here are some inspirations from A Country Farmhouse.