Our home was full of cheap, stock lighting as the person before us took all the fixtures with them and the developer had to install the bare minimums to close their permits. It's sad that the original fixtures are long gone, but it also gives us a blank slate. I'm not sure what is worse... wondering what was there at one point, or the search for the "perfect" fixtures!
Thankfully, we are blessed with a wonderful mom who has a knack for beautiful things. Here are our Living and Dining Room light fixures that she gifted us and we could never replace... and nothing else lives up to. They are the same age as our house, handmade and one of a kind.