i felt a bit of trepidation ordering a wreath on-line, but I am very happy with this large full wreath. It has the traditional red and green colors that I wanted for Christmas, but the red hydrangea blossoms and the rose hips add a novel touch. The only thing that looks artificial are the glittery raspberries but they are at the back of the wreath and don't stand out. The wreath was well packed but the twisties came loose during the shipping, and some of the raspberries were knocked off. I think I can hot glue them back on. I have had a number of compliments from friends, who asked where I found such a lovely wreath. I do most of my Christmas decorating with real greens, etc. but I wanted a wreath I could use from year to year. The wreath doesn't shout "Christmas!" so I will leave it up through February. Note that it should be hung where it will be protected from rain, etc.