Everything about this set is great. Exactly what I was expecting, but with one minor exception. I was surprised that 2 of the shams are for big square pillows. Apparently that's what "european shams" are, but I didn't know that at the time. I either need to buy to European pillows or just not use those shams. Regardless, it's still a great set even if only 6 of the 8 pieces are usable.