We purchased this item along w/ the 4 matching bowls. It truly looks better than it does online. I love the cherry striping, I actually leave the salad bowl w/ the 4 bowls and tongs on the center of my Kitchen table w/ the table runner as an accent, it looks great. In addition to their look, the material is thick and sturdy, and I can tell I will have many years of use out of it.
What I really wanted was one of those beautiful [$] bamboo bowls that would really wow people, but I found this at target.com and thought, hey that's a nice bowl for the price . I ordered this set and was not disappointed! The build is sturdy, it's stylish and for the money you can't beat this set! If you're looking for a cute, simple set, this is for you.