Rated 1 out of 5 by potatosack not the usual
The centerpiece arrived with the decorations askew and the bow had exposed wire. There were lots of dried pine needles in the box. After having it a week and watering it daily it has lost so many needles it will not make it to Christmas.
December 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by yikes Not as nice as previous years
I have ordered this for 2 different people for several years. This year I ordered the first one a bit early, and was glad I hadn't ordered the second one. It measures what it's supposed to, but this year it looked like it was carelessly thrown together. Not nearly as pretty as in past years, not symmetrical, bow carelessly placed. Sure didn't look like a $44.00 item. I should have paid attention to other reviewers, and now I have buyers remorse. Needless to say, I didn't order a second one.
December 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Disappointed
Normally I don't write reviews but I received this centerpiece as a Christmas gift yesterday from my sister. I am so disappointed. First of all it is very small. Seems like they have reduced the size tremendously. Some of the branches had fallen out and I could not put them back in. Too short. There were loose needles all over the place when I took it out of the bag. This centerpiece is waaaaaay overpriced. I notice there are many other bad reviews. You need to either reduce the price and have better packaging or just eliminate it from your catalogue. I suggest the latter.
December 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5000shopper fast delivery
Fast delivery and the recipient said the arrangement was beautiful.
December 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ladybug123 Balsam Centerpiece
I received this centerpiece from a dear friend. He would not be a bit happy with this. It arrived in poor condition (my table was full of pine needles). It is poorly constructed and simply looks cheap (and it is NOT). The bow is shabby. They didn't even take the time to cover the wire holding the loops together.The picture makes it look much nicer than it is. Do not waste your money on this purchase. I'm very surprised. I expected something lovely and well-done based on the L.L. Bean reputation. Very disappointing.
December 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rexcat Disappointment this Year
Buying LL Bean centerpieces for friends, family and myself has become almost a tradition. I loved the past quality and that they were from Maine. But this year, I'm disappointed and will not buy them again. I received my centerpiece and I added water and spruced it up, as normal. It looks OK, but not up to the standards expected from LL Bean. It looks like it should cost $12, not $45. The bow and pine cones look cheap. The wire on bow is exposed. The cones are small and closed, not matching photo in catalog. There really isn't a fresh smell. The greenery looks rather flat and plain, not special.I could have done a better job assembling a centerpiece.
December 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Norasgram Balsam centerpiece
It's just lovely and perfect for the holidays. I placed it on a coffee table and will move it to the dining table for Christmas dinner. Arrived just as promised and packed extremely well & came with tips for treatment. Thank you!!
December 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Logcabin2 centerpiece-round,red,single candle
I purchased and sent 5 of this one as gifts last year and 2 more for me. It was just so perfect and almost too large for our tables. Much, much, much to my surprise and ever so shocked!! This one has to be for the doll house table. Whatever happened? There surly must be a tree shortage this year. I am so glad i did not order 7 of them again. And so glad we have some pines in our woods so i can at least add some more pine branches to the sponges ever so bare spots.Not worth the cost to send back. Gosh it just doesn't compare to last years. Not worth the chance for next time either.
Cabin on the hill-
November 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by PandaLady DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT
This product arrived looking mostly dead. The needles were dry and unhealthy and run down. The centerpiece was not full and looked shabby. I was VERY disappointed. I will never buy this product again.
December 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tate1000 Not attractive
Received as a gift. Very disappointing. I agree with the other reviewers that this product should be rethought/removed. The two wads of cloth make no sense. I wanted to look at the picture on the website to see what it was suppose to look like. I couldn't tell if it was something that just got stuck to the centerpiece in transit. But the picture looks pretty similar, but better than it actually is. The centerpiece was flat, greenery and bow. It didn't have a strong scent and the needles were dried out and falling off when it arrived. And it really was not attractive. I had to remove the ugly bow and cloth wads to make it bearable. I would hope llbean would revamp this product next year.
December 21, 2014