19 Modern Serving Platters, Plates and Trays

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and for a lot of us, that means cooking, entertaining or preparing some sort of meal. I grew up with a few special “holiday themed” serving pieces, but I’ve always preferred to buy pieces that are simple enough to be used throughout the year. So to prepare for the holidays coming up, I rounded up 19 great serving trays and platters (stay tuned for bowls and stands tomorrow!) that would look beautiful with a holiday turkey (or Tofurkey) on them. Whether you’re cooking for two or twenty two, hopefully there will be something in the mix that works for your celebration. I have a feeling that black faux-bois piece might need to be a part of my entertaining staple. It would be beautiful to show off a ruby-red cranberry chutney. Happy (almost) Holidays! xo, grace

Shopping sources and 14 more serving options after the jump..

Image above, clockwise from top left: Swiss Dot Platter s$74, Marblized serve ware $43+, Slate serving board $38 , Grey patterned serving platter $29.95, Faux Bois Dish $54

Image above: 1. chevron grey marble server $14.95 | 2. Faux Bois Server $9.95 | 3. Bread and Butter Board $120 | 4. Threshold Platter $8.38| 5. Nico Oval Server $11.95 | 6. Polished Aluminum Metal Rectangle Serving Tray $154 | 7. Pewter Stoneware Tray $48

Image above: 1. Classic Century Large Oval Platter $54.95 | 2. Arena Low Serving Bowl $49.95 | 3. Stoneware Cheese Board $24 | 4. Camden Stone Platter $29.95 | 5. Dark Grey Tray $35+ | 6. Marble Server $16.95

Image above: Tina Frey Designs Small Serving Board with Cheese Spreader $110

  1. Joy Newton says:

    All so beautiful! Simple and elegant. tnx

  2. Lindee Levicke says:

    Help! The shopping sources link is not working—can you please correct and re-post? I’d love to give some of these lovely serving platters as holiday gifts!

  3. Emily says:

    Great post! I just got the Roscoe C&B bar tray on sale for $14 – very similar to some of your options — and a great deal! It’s nice, heavyweight, and the bottom is lined with cork. http://www.crateandbarrel.com/roscoe-grey-bar-tray/s533009


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