The pillow is just gorgeous. It's large so it stands out in the room. The colors are true to the picture. The material is stiff, which I like. so that the pillow stands up and doesn't squish into a mess of material. It goes beautifully with my rustic country chic look. The item shipped quickly and came in a wrapping separate from the pillow. The pillow unfolded and I added the cover myself. I like that I can take the cover off and reuse the pillow if I want or can wash the cover if necessary.