There's beauty in utility. And I like the sense of being part of a chain of people who use and appreciate something. I suppose that's why antiques and thrift stores and yard sales are so appealing to me.
I especially find myself attracted to things that I saw or used during my childhood. These Pyrex dishes are an example. We didn't have a red one, but we had these dishes and they were in use daily.
That's why this is in my windowsill. It reminds me of so much.