Just another touch of class.
I seriously can't believe people still live with this crap hanging around. These shades should have been chucked at least 15 years ago, along with the brass chandelier. The replacement fixture will take some time to pick out as it will have to go with whatever goes over the kitchen island. There is currently a recessed light over the island, another bad idea as it does not produce enough light for such a major work space. I will be spending lots of time here http://www.lightinguniverse.com/ in the meantime.