I must admit I was somewhat apprehensive as I opened the box containing my order .... but what I saw once opened I couldn't of been more delighted! My order of three natural cotton stalks were full, abundance of cotton "blooms", and arrived undamaged! Extremely pleased with my order. Upon placing my order my package arrived quickly. My order was shipped in a very sturdy box with ample paper cushion filler to protect the order from damaged. Praise to Curious Country Creations for a job well done.