Looking closer, I noticed this really fun use of vintage light bulbs (under the coffee table) and made a mental note to self: "look for vintage light bulbs":
Last weekend, Mark and I were dumpser diving and found this (I realize now that it looks like a dinky chandalier bulb in the photo but it's about 8 inches tall):
Can you believe it wasn't broken?
On the internet, similar large light bulbs sell for $59!
Also on the internet, I found this:
These vintage light bulbs sell for $75-$150 (non-working) when mounted on wood blocks! I could do that easy -- a little free wood, a little stain, drill a hole -- EASY! But I'm not particularly inclined to sell.
I found this little ceramic cup I had laying around from another junking expedition and it fits perfectly and makes the perfect stand!
I also have a ceramic light socket around here somewhere. And a clear, regular-sized incandescent light bulb could probably be found around the house. That means I'm about to have a replica of the magazine picture. And, if three makes a "collection", I'm only one short of a collection. I think this is the path by which I get into trouble with collections...