This pitcher is really beautiful! It's made of tin, which makes it lightweight and easy to place anywhere in your home. I like that--some of my shelves can't hold as much weight as others so a lighter weight piece is nice. The gray stripe threw green against my blue-gray walls...but it may have just been picking that up from my paint color. I love that this pitcher has the gray and black on it, instead of just being plain white! I also love the wide lip because it is great for draping hanging greens out of it.