Then our table lamp broke. Minimalist or not, we needed that table lamp. We use that table lamp. Thus began my search for a made in the USA cheap table lamp. Yeah. So not easy. I posted on yahoo answers asking around, and searched on the internet for days. Nothing $20 and under. They were all very expensive and very expensive we could not do right now. Rethinking my plan became mandatory. Finally I decided. I would buy made in china if I had to, but why not buy used first. In a way we would still be supporting an American family. So Craigslist here I come. It didn't take long to find one for 5.00 and i was very pleased. In the end however, my mom had an extra and blessed me by giving it to me. It helped me remember what a blessing we can be by giving things to those in need as I continued my decluttering process.