I ended up getting two great lamps. First this desk lamp which I paid $5 for but it works and even came with a CFL bulb so I think it was worth it!
Then I got a floor lamp at one of the last sales we went to. It doesn't work so it needs to be rewired but Handy Hubby can handle that. On the plus side it is very heavy brass and has great styling. It will likely end up in Alex's big boy room or our reclaimed home office.
In addition to this stuff, I found a bunch of books for my kids. My son is obsessed with trucks and trains so it's hard to pass up anything in that genre right now! Both kids also enjoy Richard Scarry so I've been expanding our collection of his work. Amy scored a great mirror with tons of potential. Hopefully she'll blog about it soon!