At the time all I could do was hang my head and say that my mom bought it for me at Target years ago. It seemed that all hope was lost. But wait! There is hope! I spotted a slightly different version of the lamp base at Target for $28 bucks. This one is black instead of silver but probably won't rust the way mine has (oh maybe that's because I left it outside for a while...).
So what are you waiting for? Allez-y! Achetez-la!