The vase looks great and came very quickly. I was astonished on how well and extensively it was packaged. The vase is great, but was a bit disappointed in the botanicals. I guess I was expecting thicker branches. Anyways, I ended up using some curly willow branches from a tree I cut down last year and will use the botanials that came with the vase in a smaller vase elsewhere. The instructions were clear and concise...however, the sand bags that were to be used for weight/stabilization were missing so I improvised. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. Good value for the money..