Rated 1 out of 5 by Irishize64 Don't waste your money on this.
This is the second Bean centerpiece I ordered for Christmas. When it arrived (later than I ordered) much of the greenery was wilted. It was necessary to replaced it with greenery in my yard and constantly mist it.
There was NO aroma when this centerpiece came, and it doesn't stand up correctly in the basked in which i put it. The bow isn't attractive at all, so it was taken off and a nice one put on it.
Had it not been for free shipping, this would have been returned.
I CAN NOT recommend this item be purchased by anybody.
December 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 Glad I didn't purchase this for a friend.....
We received this as a gift and glad I did as I thought about sending the same centerpiece to a very special friend. The shipping box was too small and when I took the centerpiece out of the box, it looked sad. I tried all I could to make it happy. It's been a mess, because of all the needles that continue to fall. I've tried to sprinkle the branches to moisten them, I've reset them into the foam while keeping them moist to no avail. I an very surprised at LL Bean, because everything I've ever ordered has been exceptional. Sorry LL Bean, I am going to think about my orders looking forward.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanniePB Customer Service made it right
After posting a review which relayed my disappointment with this item, I received a call from L.L. Bean's Customer Service reminding me that they provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, and they resolved the issue to my complete satisfaction..
A company that actually calls the customer is definitely one that aims to please. Therefore, I felt compelled to leave a second review letting customers know that L.L.Bean really does stand by their guarantee.
December 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by JanniePB Not the quality I expected from LL Bean
My centerpiece arrived this morning, and I must say that this is not the quality product that I expected from L.L.Bean. Although the centerpiece is adequate, I was disappointed because:
1) Some of the greenery did not survive well in shipping. Even hours after delivery and added water, some of the greens are still dried out, and will probably have to be removed.
2) The greenery does not have the fragrance I had expected (very little smell from the greens they used - the very reason I bought fresh instead of artificial)
3) The bow is stiff, and made from cheap ribbon, and I will have to remove it.
4) The candle is supposed to be ivory, but is a bright white and will have to be replaced with an ivory one.
5) The size is smaller than I had expected.
However, the centerpiece does have its good characteristics. The greenery is quite full; the pine cones are real, and the attached artificial decorations are quite pretty. Nevertheless, I will not buy this again.
December 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by embSC Not what I expected
I was looking for something to decorate my new table in my new house and I have been satisfied with LL Bean "stuff" before, although I had never purchased this item. I am disappointed to say the least.
I was looking for something to add some holiday fragrance to my house and this has nothing, Also, some of the leaves have holes in them and look like they are "old". I was also expecting this to come from Maine and it came from Oregon. Very disappointed.
December 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed4DE Not as Pictured
Received as gift and the centerpiece has an off putting smell - like flowers left in a vase for too long.The shiny greens in the photo are actually brown and slimy. Only the streamers of the bow are attached, the loops for bow are missing so the center of bow is a staple.
We have received LLB holiday centerpieces in the past that were beautiful and long lasting, this will not make it to Christmas. Very Disappointed.
December 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Otterdancer Nice arrangement, chintzy bow!
I received this centerpiece from a loved one today and while I was thrilled as always to see the LL Bean box on my door step, I was really disappointed in the bow! The ribbon is cheap plastic velvet, which can't be "fluffed up" properly. Once bent, it is quite flat. Not at all the quality I expect of Beans. I'll have to replace it.
December 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DressingmyMan Not quality have received when ordered previously!
Have ordered this years prior and enjoyed. I receive the week after Thanksgiving, keep watered and add holly and fresh flowers for Christmas Eve and day to enhance. This year what I received is less fresh, very little variety at all, nothing like pictured, and completely lopsided and thrown together. The greens are cut so short that they won't stay in the floral foam so it is not possible to keep them watered. There are mostly the short needled piece a couple of other pieces of a cedar looking pine (only two or three stems) and the entire centerpiece looks cheap and like I bought it at the discount grocery store on an end cap, rather than ordering months ago. The three candle holders in the middle are not even centered or spaced from each other and the floral foam is falling apart as I try to keep putting this back together. Won't be using this for my table at all for Christmas Eve or Day, especially since it won't stay put together so I can keep it watered. Not the quality I expect from LL Bean VERY DISAPPOINTED.
December 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by algallim Cute centerpiece
After reading the reviews I decided to buy this centerpiece. It arrived on time, very well packed. It was in good condition, no need to do any retouch before putting it on our table. The only thing is that I thought it came with a white candle( as it is showed in the picture). Now I have a cute centerpiece but not candle, just a candle holder.
This is the only reason because I give it 3 stars instead of 4.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmieL So lovely!!
We just received this tonight from my aunt and uncle. It looks so beautiful and smells amazing!! Needed a little "fluffing" out of the box, but that's to be expected. I cannot report on the longevity just yet, but will update this review at a later date. So far, we're really happy with it!!
November 29, 2012