Was worried the table would be light and not sturdy, but in fact it is pretty sturdy and once you get your wine bottles in there it's pretty heavy. The glass is a smoky color, and yes, there are stars on the top which people had mentioned. I was a bit concerned about what the stars would look like, but once I saw it it was fine. So, the scroll design on top has four stars in it as well, but since the glass is smoky you don't notice them. I had a friend not even notice until I pointed them out. I was looking for a mid-size wine table that is sturdy and would go well next to our cherry hutch and that wasn't going to break the bank. When I found this table and then found it on O.com I was pleased!!