I needed something tall but not to wide for my foyer and this vase is perfect. The color is a beautiful red with a very nice sheen. I first assembled the vase with what was included with the purchase. Although it looked nice, it wasn't quiet what I was looking for. I purchased some willow branches and switched them out and now it is perfect! As other reviews said, the sand included wasn't enough weight to make the vase stable. I added some landscaping gravel I had in the garage and that did the trick. I would recommend this purchase!