Right out of the box, this seemed just as exquisite as its photo, BUT it isn't. I was going to give it as a hostess gift for my sister-in-law; until I noticed I could see the threads on the backside right through the fabric! Tacky! I used it on my Christmas Eve table though, and it looked great with my Poinsettia-patterned plates. Still, if I'd had guests other than family I would have been embarrassed to use this item; the beads fall off, too, bit by bit. Totally not worth the price, and disappointingly sloppy. NOT a winner this time from Overstock.com, and pricey enough that I will consider returning it!