Thanks everyone, I'm so happy you liked my lamp. I wish I could take credit for this idea, but alas, I saw a photo on Pinterest. Wish I had the persons name who came up with this.
Material Witness, I said "discarding" but really meant donating. I go to a small quilting group at a church a few blocks from my house and will take everything up there before I take it to Goodwill or Salvation Army. So far, I have one little knick-knack in mybox. Hope to do better today.