Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I think this rolling pin is gorgeous. It was a gift from a former employee. She was quite a bit older than I, and this rolling pin had belonged to her mother. What possessed her to pass it along to me? I have no idea. But, I have to say, it is one of the most appreciated gifts I've ever received. I use it every week, to roll out my bread.
You can tell it is quite old. The green paint has been rubbed off the handles. And the wooden roller has a lovely patina. Best of all, it works perfectly.