Pillow arrives in separate bags so pillow needs to be stuffed into the cover (which zips in the back) & conveniently can be replaced with a pillow of similar size over time -- whenever the one supplied goes flat. The actual pillows are a little on the cheap size (not puffy) but work fine in these covers since they're so beautiful - but they do lay flatter than the image, even after some fluffing. The ivory version is exactly as pictured - and they're quite heavy as the decorative pieces are actually stitched on so this needs to be a decorative pillow with not a lot of use (back leaning, etc) or I'm sure the shell pieces will be compromised after awhile. I also purchase the smaller silver pillows - I imagine the larger ones are the same & they are equally as pretty. Very pleased w/ both!