Here are some cool lamp ideas for starters: http://www.hometalk.com/search?filter=lamp&search=&zipcode= Do you have a picture of the coffee table?
And here is a possible project for that coffee table:
One of the cutest things I have seen was here on HT...ruffles were glueed to the shade! Eyelett or any trim she chose would work. Just glue it on! It was adorable and with all the activity on the shade, you might find nothing has to be done to the lamp.
Pictures of both would help incase the ideas linked above don't help you with what you have Gayle.