The blanket is prettier than what is pictured and the pillows are not. The pillows are really flat (maybe an inch thick) and the pattern is really dull. I was expected stuffed throw pillows, I've never seen flat pillows like this before, at first I though they were vacuumed sealed and just needed to be let out of the packaging. Not the case. And the sheen is not shiny, but rather dull. They remind me of a 50's pattern, which is great if that's what you are looking for.