This butter dish is absolutely adorable....I love the size, style and color of it. However......I have only had this butter dish for a few months, yet it looks like I have had it for years. Every time the butter spreader (I don't even use knives on it) hits the butter dish itself (which is inevitable when you're trying to spread butter), it leaves a permanent gray mark on the butter dish itself. These gray marks don't come off, and are a permanent scar on the butter dish. Maybe this is due to cheap paint? If it had been painted with a better quality paint, or maybe fired at a higher temperature, I would have given it a higher rating. As adorable as I find this butter dish, I am reluctantly looking for a better quality one to replace it.