I happened to find a set of 5 reproduction glass shades that were dirt cheap (50 cents a piece), and I was originally just going to save them as spares, but instead, I ended up swapping the shades on the living room light fixture.
I went from this:
I was never that crazy for the shades that came with the fixture (and are slightly mismatched). The only thing I prefer about the old shades is that they're genuine antiques, as opposed to these newer shades. I do, however, prefer the shape of the new ones. They seem to suit the shape of the chandelier better.
I'd say it was 2.50$ well spent.