Ok, so its obvious its not made of real flowers. You knew this when you went looking online for a silk flower arrangement. I was disappointed when I read that people were "unimpressed" with this center piece. I received mine today, put it together with a nice candle in the candelabra, lit it and placed it in the center of my country kitsch kitchen table with some lovely patchwork placemats I purchased from this site. It looks lovely. Its solidly made, was shipped in a way that the flowers were not crushed, stands nicely on the table on little legs and has a nice, glass, fully enclosed candle holder. (holds 2-3 inch diameter candles) I would recommend this for someone who would like a cute centerpiece that wont die and has a place for a smelly candle. Perfect for me. Don't listen to the negative comments if you're looking for a plastic piece.