I finally found a lighting option for our nook that I think will work. It's the Eldridge Rectangular Chandelier from Ballard Designs. This light is gorgeous and is the right combination of modern design with a vintage feel. It's glass frame is perfect - it allows us to have visibility to the backyard plus it won't seem too bulky and overpowering in our small nook. We still have to make sure the size will work it's 30"W x 5"D, but I am pretty much sold.
The $399 price tag has both Josh and I a little on edge. Maybe there's some sale coming up? A girl can hope. Josh even said, "I could make that." Oh, how I wish he could, but I think we're going to have to bite the bullet or do some hardcore internet searching. Anyone know of any less expensive options out there that are similar in design?