This is why our kids think we're nuts:
We take down new light fixtures and replace them with vintage ones that sometimes, okay usually, have to be rewired. This is one we found a long time ago while browsing at an antique mall. It was under our bed for months, and now it's above the island (we're using the antique sideboard for our island - it has a marble top) and it's awesome. CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTOS and you can sort of see the ceiling effect.
This one is in the living room. We found it at a rummage sale in a small town nearby. The young couple who sold it to us removed it from their home to put up a modern one. I think we stole it for something like $25. It's porcelain with roses painted on it.