Rated 5 out of 5
by loghomelady Better Than A Genuine Antique!
The moment this Compass Rose showed up in the LL Bean catalog, as a back drop to bedding, a couch or a lamp, I wanted it so much. Yes, it's an expensive decorative piece with no "useful purpose" other than enjoyment. I was concerned by one negative comment about the dimensions, but mine is exactly as described. One comment discussed the extremely light metal but mine is as heavy as an antique would be, making it safe to hang outdoors in strong breezes with no risk of it flipping up and twisting. The color and the finish are just like one would find on a real one out in the proverbial rural barn, under a dusty tarp, a little rough, a little rusty and chipped, but not bent or broken. It looks great on the covered porch of our log home in Northern California. By the way, the Hayfork California sign also came from LL Bean, and normally stays safe inside the house.
I saved up several $10 coupons from Christmas shopping, so my actual out of pocket cost, including the $20 shipping, was $150. Gulp! But a forever investment in our home and I feel so lucky to join the others who have purchased this Compass Rose. If you have the space to handle this oversized decorative piece, I strongly recommend you bite the bullet and get it, because so far, this seems to be the only source, and next year it will have moved on and will have been replaced by something else. Don't kick yourself later!
April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Piece
This is a great piece. Everyone asks us where we found it because thy think it is one of a kind vintage piece. This was a gift for my wife - she loves it. It looks great hanging on the exterior wall of our house.
March 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Piratelassie Rustic-ly wonderful
We love this rustic Compass Rose! We ordered the red to go over our grey stone fireplace and then ended up ordering the grey to replace the red. LOVE both colors but the grey made it look like it was part of the design of the house.
WELL MADE, sturdy and exactly as pictured. Ideal outdoors or indoors on any nautical house!
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lifeatlakeanna Compass Rose
Just received the Compass Rose and it is everything we thought it would be. Some have complained about the "distressed" element, but if you enlarge the photo you can clearly see what to expect. We love it and can't wait to see it up on the wall. Very light, very pretty, and perfect for any beach or lake house. Get yours now!
February 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RidersDad Stylish and Resilient
Feel comfortable now writing a review after my rose has been hanging outside for almost six months. The color is still great, the shape has held and the "star" arms are not damaged. Hard to tell from the photo that the metal is quite thin in the center sections and the entire unit is very light relative to the overall size. The unit looks great on my exterior flat wall - many comments from neighbors, particularly when many viewed it on Halloween. The component circle meant for hanging has worked well. Would suggest to LL that it would be great to have some different color options.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moni56 Absolutely love it!
Was everything I expected. Love the finish. Looks great hanging above our fireplace.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rileydog Lovely Nautical Wall Art
I bought a house on the water in North Carolina that I hope to retire to within a year or two. I am slowly decorating it and want a bit of a nautical theme. When seeing this on LL Bean I fell in love with it. I had it shipped to the house about a month before I got there for a vacation. My neighbor put it in the house for me and when I got there, I noticed the box crushed and the compass was bent. LL Bean was very helpful and sent me another one right away and I returned the first. I love it, my husband hung it for me and my nautical theme is starting to happen. This compass has an aged look to it which looks great. It is very sturdy and comes with a means of hanging it easily. I am very pleased with this.
January 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rosefool Smaller than advertised
I just received this, and I'm a little disappointed. First of all, it's barely 38.5" in diameter. The website says 41", and not even "about " 41". Almost 3 additional inches of diameter would make this have a significantly larger visual impact.
Second, it has a VERY distressed finish, with active rust showing at several points, and quite a bit of chipped and missing paint. The description does say it's antiqued, and distressed, so I guess imy own interpretation of that differs: I did not expect to see rust.
Overall, I still like it, and will keep it, so I'm giving it 4 stars. I just don't feel like I got full value for the price.
December 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by OhioLLBgirl Wonderfully shabby chic
I have loved this piece since the first time I saw it. Never had a place to put it, but finally found a perfect spot in our new house!
This rustic red compass rose goes perfectly over the bed in the master bedroom which is decorated in a nautical theme with reds, blues and off whites. It is very large so it makes a statement! I love this. My only very minor complaint was it was a bit more "rustic" than it looked in the catalog/online, but once on the wall it was perfect!!
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BryandLinda Compass Rose
I am very pleased with our new Compass Rose. It provides a unique focal point near the entrance to our home. It is welll made and I expect to enjoy it for many tears to come.
September 11, 2013