Vintage Collection Hanging Fans
Colorful and Affordable Item
I purchased these fans for a vintage-themed bridal shower and I was very happy with them. They look just like they do in the picture and were extremely affordable. Easy to assemble and I'm sure I'll save them for future events.
March 6, 2014
Received these just the other day and intended on using them in the center of the room for my niece's wedding shower. They are ONLY printed on one side! What a disappointment. I won't be able to use them in that fashion and now have to rethink the entire decor for the ceiling. After reading other reviews (I missed the one that stated this) I was careful to open them but two ripped as they were glued together over several folds. I will tape them and use them over the buffet table, I guess.
March 2, 2014
Enjoyed the sweet, soft hues. The patterns were nice, but I may have preferred another solid color more than all the patterns. Still, it was a good purchase and my only complaint is that I didn't catch it on sale. Under $10 bucks though for a backdrop to open presents, it was a nice find! I'm glad I found them and plan on using them again. Ideally I'd like to purchase at least one more set and use them as a backdrop for a buffet table in the future. I tried placing them up against my white wall at first and decided it really needed a backdrop. So, I used a roll of wrapping paper which had two sides. I placed the brown side up and it created a perfect border or highlighted zone for the fans. Sat my princess' little light pink chair in front and voila. A perfect throne.
February 18, 2014
I bought these for a baby shower. I also purchased several other things from Oriental Trade for the party too. I have purchased many decorations here and totally understand where the cost to expectations ratio should be. Everything else I have been happy with, but these were so terrible. They ripped when I was just trying to open them, they were buckling and not even fanning out properly. Trying to rig them wasn't even working. I absolutely would never get this again.
January 31, 2014
Very pretty and just fine for my needs.
These were purchased for my daughter's first birthday party. I don't understand the 1 and 2 star reviews. If you expect something that is super high quality for 6 decorations that don't cost and arm and a leg from Oriental Trading Company, you probably should shop elsewhere. A local party supply store would charge twice what these cost for the same quality.
I understand there will be negativity about these fans being printed on only 1 side. If I were hanging them in the center of a room or outside, this would be a problem. You could remedy that by purchasing 2 sets and hot gluing them together. I will be using them as part of a backdrop for a food table, so that won't matter for me.
As for the colors of these, they are very pretty. The floral one looks just like the picture. The light teal/green is also exactly like the picture. The pink polka dot is a peach-pink shade and a tiny bit lighter, but not really noticeable. The light pink is almost a white. The teal/green plaid one is plaid! If you are not looking at the picture very well, you might think it is chevron, but it is plaid and more in a greener hue than the teal color shown. It's not a grass green, but it's not really teal. The white lace looking one is exactly like the picture. The darker flowers in on it are somewhat gold in color.
I would recommend these, but if you need something double sided, be sure to get 2 sets or find something else. Also, a tip for whenever you use fan decorations or anything you have to unfold and use the little sticky tape provided, you should have some form of backup tape. A lot of times the tape isn't sticky enough and you will get mad when they come apart!
October 15, 2013
I bought these to use as centerpieces for a vintage garden party bridal shower. I opened them up and layer them flat between two candlesticks. They added some color and texture. Overall a great purchase!
August 29, 2013
One time use - against a wall
They're only printed on one side. Plus they're a little flimsy, I think I may have to repair one with some rubber cement.
August 15, 2013
Pretty vintage style
These are considered a wedding decoration, but, I used them for a double birthday party for my little girls. They are very pretty and easy to assemble....I only gave 3 stars because they are a hanging decoration and only one side has the pattern (if windy, or slight breeze..you get to see only white) , the sticky tabs that hold it together are not sticky enough, and I received one fan that was damaged (had a tear in middle ..so it would not stay together). They are a sweet vintage style though and plan to use them as decor in my girls bedrooms.
August 10, 2013