i found these old swiss cross paper lanterns at the flea yesterday.
i love them and can't find them anywhere else on the internets.
also, i spent part of my weekend painting walls at my new place. they were a shade of pale yellow which was not going to work for me. the living room walls are now a white called "swiss coffee". the kitchen will be the same. i had some old semi-gloss paint kicking around in an almost black for the kitchen cabinets (a little added browny-grey to be true black) and in the next couple days when i find the time i'll finish painting in the kitchen. then i'll take a few pictures for you.