I got the Ivory lillies with the red branches in the natural bamboo floor vase. I really do love these floral arrangements. It takes some time to put them together and def. follow the instructions. Be sure to wet the petals to spread out the flower. It looks lovely and when ever people come to visit they ask me about these beautiful arrangements.
I was very excited when I got this vase because it looks beautiful in the picture but in reality it looks nothing like it. These are real lillies and we had to "bloom" them but there wasn't enough material to make it look fuller. We even took them to a florist, she couldn't figure out either and eventually just gave up. The vase still looks beautiful but I just wish it wasn't a pain in the butt.
I ordered this just for the bamboo vase, and I love it. It is lightweight, of course, but when filled with an arrangement I have had no problem with it falling over (I do not have any indoor pets as some of the other reviewers, however). I have used the lillies/red branches for other arrangements and the lillies are especially pretty - a creamy off-white color that looks great against a background of dark branches. There are directions for preparing them, and they are, indeed, very delicate and if snagged will tear easily.
Nightmare - The box was trashed dispite "FRAGILE" on it in several places. One branch was broken. The beautiful wispy flower petals start out like a crumpled chewing gum wrapper. You have to very delicately unfold them. This took over an hour to just get them sort of straight. I spent more than an hour a day for several days trying to get them to look nice. Hopeless, I found a dark corner for them. I have had quite a bit of experience with artificial flowers, but this was impossible! To get them unfurled without causing damage was tough. Why they were folded, or smashed, into those little balls is beyond me. It was done on purpose as they were all the same. I would have returned it, but came down with a bad cold and just didn't get around to it. Anymore smashed boxes and I am going to refuse them at the door if I have the chance or return them unopened!
Great value for the price. When I first took it out of the box I thought "Did I make a mistake buying this?" Then after putting it together and wetting and reshaping the flowers, it looks pretty good. I especially like the vase. The only complaint I have is the foam they sent to anchor the flowers and sticks was too short. That will be fixed easily with a trip to the craft store.
For sometime now, we have been searching for just the right medium sized floor accent piece for our dining room. On our last visit to Overstock we saw this natural bamboo vase with branches and lilies and thought that maybe this was it. The picture was good and the price was right. It arrived this week and after assembling it, we could not be more pleased. It complements the colors and textures that we have worked so hard to put together in that space. Bravo!
This piece is very beautiful and adds a natural and femininely soft feel to my living space. The Lilly's are actually made from real petals and need to be sprayed with water lightly in order to open. It was pretty cool to see them open like that. The red branches seem more of a deep purple, but it still blends with my decor nicely, and the contest with cream makes the lilly's the focal point of the piece. The vase is great quality and the natural color is beautiful. I highly recommend this product!
Loved the vase and arrangement! The instructions help you create an arrangement that looks as if a professional designed it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Beautiful and classy at an affordable price.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly as described.
One looks exactly like the photo.. they are white lillies with a burnt orange leaf beneath the flower. The second is the same color scheme.. but there is also the burnt orange color on the base of the flower - which spans to the middle of the petal. Still attractive.. infact I prefer them to the pictured ones.. but I did buy 2 and was hoping they would be a bit more flush with eachother. There was a warning stipulating that they may not be exactly as pictured.. but I was thinking flower size/branch size and color. Not the flowers themselves. Alas.. not a huge deal. They are still stunning. Sturdy on the ground. The bamboo is light of course.. its packaged with a bag of sand to add weight. You can also fill a baggy with rocks if you feel its necessary. I nearly did.. but decided against it. I have a small dog and 2 cats.. they walk around these and have yet to tip it over. All in all I love them and I would most certainly purchase again,
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? I purchased two of these for either side of my entertainment center. They look stunning. I marked down one star for the coloring is off.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Lightweight and well made.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate enough. In the description it stipulated "Extra floral stems are included so you can customize the arrangement to your taste". That was not present.