I've noticed more and more that people get rid of doilies either by thrifting them, giving them away for free, or throwing them out. Here's a creative and unique looking idea for a light shade using doilies.
I love this idea for putting posts up, for lamps, that can also be fence or divider connectors. I like hiding a sturdier metal post inside a fabricated wood post, then attaching the remainder of the fencing to it. Great for high wind areas.