I found this snowflake casserole, sans lid, for only $2 the other day at a local thrift shop. It was pretty beat up, but as per the recommendations, I used a little Bar Keepers Friend on it and got most of the metal marks off of it. It's still pretty scratched up, but I think it adds to the charm. I also think it makes me less bothered to actually use the dish in the oven -- not that I have been cooking much these days... I think the holidays wore me out!
In the meantime, I've found a few other uses for the casserole around my apartment.
The person who owned this piece prior to me obviously used it thoroughly by the looks of it. I wonder what they cooked in it? I sometimes wish they had left their favorite recipe inside -- it might help to get me out of the January cooking funk! I also wonder if someone simply picked up the piece for the holidays, then donated it as soon as they scuffed it up!
Do you ever wonder about the personal history of the piece of Pyrex you picked up -- or is that just me?