My computer crashed twice while writing this post and i don't want to write it ALL over. short summary...OBSESSED with globes and the way they up the interesting factor of your home decor. don't think it is possible to resist buying this giant one from etsy, ditching the metal base and resting this on the ground next to our tv console thingy. if i do this i will have checked a major want of my decor list - the other one involves a large vintage disco balls and what appears to be a giant gold vase maybe (see below - how COOL is that!) but those seem to be ALOT harder to come by!