When we were out and about on the weekend we called into Lowes and picked up one of the light fixtures to try out in the kitchen. These are the ones I want and they were even featured in the "This Old House" magazine July 2013 issue on page 38.
Now we cannot put up a back splash until we have had the upper cabinets redone and that won't be happening until September. I have been on the lookout for tiles though. I love the look of Subway tiles, like we did in the laundry room here:
Dh isn't keen on having them in the kitchen. So I found these mosaic tiles. I am not 100% convinced, but do like them. Just a little worried they may be a little dark. They work out to under $6 a sheet, one foot square, so they are a good price. The glass mosaic tiles which are all the range would look much too modern in our kitchen.
We are having the kitchen island picked up this week to get painted so will show you that when it comes back.