While we were out today, we stumbled across a new store selling lamps and lighting fixtures. They have these lamps here in Egypt that are metalwork bases and then handmade glass is wired together to form the "shades" for the bulbs. They sell extra "shades" and I immediately saw Christmas trees.
I got one that's purple with green "ornaments" but it wasn't photogenic. I think these are great, but wish I had a better place to display them - like a windowsill where the sunlight would brighten them up. There's enough room to put tea lights in to get a bit of a glow.
Right now I have these set up on the buffet and I'm hoping they're heavy enough the cats aren't going to knock them off. My cats (well, three out of four) like to go up on the top of the china cabinet to observe and sleep. Unfortunately their "landing pad" is the top of the buffet. I think I've got enough stuff on there to deter them from that - otherwise there could be a disaster.