Rejuvenation Lighting Compliment - Excellent Product and Service
For anyone who is interested in lighting for their home, I'd like to recommend a company called Rejuvenation in Portland, Oregon. Here is their website: http://www.rejuvenation.com/
I discovered them by doing a websearch and have seen their fixtures in magazines and on HGTV. They reproduced a chandelier for one of the "This Old House" projects. They specialize in "period" lighting and would be very useful to someone has an older home and wants to decorate authenically without scouring antique stores and having to restore broken fixtures. Rejuvenation even makes electric versions of Victorian gas fixtures. Of course many of their pieces work in more modern homes too.
You can get a base in 10 different metal finishes and choose from over 100 glass shades (if your fixture requires one) for a truly one-of-a-kind piece.
Becase each fixture is custom made, it will take a few weeks to get it. I just got my first one yesterday and I am thrilled. This is a small ceiling fixture for what will be a Victorian-style bathroom. It's a good solid brass, not something you can bend barehanded and the glass shade is exquisite. Everything, right down to the packaging, was first class.
I ordered my fixture base from an old catalog. A few days after I ordered, they called to say that base was no longer available and suggested one on another page. It was perfectly acceptable but was about $10 more. The gave it to me at the same price as the discontinued base.
Even if you aren't redecorating, it's fun to "browse" the website.