It was serendipitous. I found everyone napping - at the same time. I wondered the hallway like a lost freshman, unsure of what to do with my free time. Ignoring 6 loads of laundry on the bed I grabbed my camera and practiced shooting in manual. A sleeping subject is certainly easiest to photograph for a novice. No pressure to get it right the first time. :)
Craigslist delivered that little chandelier. The post said 'vintage Italian tole chandelier', and it didn't even bother me that it had a bad paint job (such a pity because look at how cute the original green would have been) or that the sticker clearly said 'Made in Kentucky' (ha!), because it was practically free.