I used these as a backsplash to accent my white cabinets in the kitchen. People were hesitant of my choice when I first showed them what I was putting on. I saw these on XXXXX and decided it was traditional yet classy, so I went for it. Ever since then we get complimented by everyone who walks in the kitchen -they have a sparkle/glimmer to them that really lights up the kitchen. We had no problems with shipping and every piece was in tact.