One of my favorite thrift stores in my neck of the woods is "Class 'N' Trash," usually takes some digging around to find the good stuff. But having made friends with the owners over the years, things are sometimes put aside for moi. (I know, huh?!)
I especially like it when I walk in to find boxes being unpacked, yum. When this empty lamp was pulled out, at first I wasn't interested. But, being the great salesperson the female persuasion half of the business is she told me what a nifty thing it would be if I "filled it with all those buttons you're always buying from me!"
So I did.