I'm also trying to design the lighting that will go under the charcoal burner -- I'm playing with bits of lighting gels, trying to paint them to resemble glowing coals and position them so the light coming out of the burners themselves doesn't look ridiculous. I realized after some trial and error that I really need to have gels both in front of the lighting unit and on top. This is the best I've done so far, but I'm still working it all out:
And I got a couple of little packages in the mail today. I've got a hydrangea flower kit (by Bonnie Lavish) that I'll work on in the evenings while watching dvds. I also got a few little bits and pieces for the kitchen:
On the kitchen table here you can see a pair of pliers on the left, near the sugar cone. They look as much like sugar nippers as anything I can find, ready made. There's also a large iron strainer for the fireplace and a set of copper frying pans. I'll probably keep the big one for this kitchen, painting it black for iron, and the other two will move into the William and Mary kitchen when it's built!