Talk about great idea and totally affordable: Gorgeous Helen from Anke and Katrin at Dekoop in Hamburg, Germany is so simple and so brilliantly stylish. For your next dinner party, get this set of small parchment "lamp" shades (3 different styles in one set), drop a candle in a wineglass, and pop a shade over it. Instant mood lighting! (I used citronella candles for last weekend's barbecue, and it was a highly effective bug repellent too.)
You can order Gorgeous Helen over at the always quirky and unique Charles and Marie for $20.