Rated 5 out of 5 by americanaathome Metal Compass
I have been waiting almost year before I finally gave in to order this piece. The red compass was first available then the gray one was added... I said this is it.. again I waited since price was a bit much yet still within means. I Love it!!!! When I opened the box... a few dings yet it adds to the character of the piece nothing major... It is absolutely a stunning statement. I put it up above my fireplace...the Gray is so nice and attractive looks like a perfect industrial antique art piece..... Thanks LL Bean... again for quality that will bring years of enjoyment and warmth to our home and family!
February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by beachbumsc Perfect fit!
Bought this for our beach house and this was the perfect addition. We had a large wall in our living room that needed a statement piece and this was it! Lightweight, but sturdy and made very well.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kristen123456 vintage
I love this, its exactly what it looks like online. its nice and big!
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jacksinthebox Perfect
I have looked all over for one of these. It is beautiful and lightweight. A real statement piece.
December 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VirginiaNurse Very attractive piece
This piece is very lightweight, but is attractive and looks very nice in our home.
December 3, 2014
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