Beautiful and unique but lettering is askew and wrong
November 25, 2014
I was happy to receive this beautiful and unique advent pillar wreath. It shipped just fine--no cracks or scratches. My pillars do fit easily on the plate. Unfortunately the Matthew verses are shown as being from Mart. 2:11 on each side of the one pillar that has them. And as others have said, the lettering is crooked, although it is hard to tell that it is a sticker on my pillars. This is quite unfortunate as both these things should've been noticed at the manufacturer. I am contemplating whether I should return these this close to the start of Advent and risk getting a damaged set or another Mart. 2:11 set anyway. If it weren't for the lettering problems this advent pillar wreath would be 5 stars.
this advent wreath is much pretty in the picture than what arrived. Unfortunately the scripture verses were just decals that were glued on so badly that the were misaligned and there were globs of glue left behind on the ceramic. This is a poorly made item that I did not expect from CBD but rather something you might find at a dollar store-type retailer. The four shorter pillars did not all fit on the plate as shown with the larger pillar but rather I need to place one behind the larger pillar in order for all of the pillars to actually fit on the plate.
This advent wreath is both well made & unusual. I have never seen one like this. I plan on this being a family staple for years to come. It works well with either real tea light candles or the batteries operated ones.
Bought one for my nativities collection and one for a friend. The pillars are nicely glazed ceramic pieces but the scripture is just a decal affixed to the sides of some of the pillars. They were not even affixed straight and centered and some of the adhesive was not even wiped off the pillars; hope it comes off cleanly. Other than that, it's a unique set.