I bought this platter on the spur of the moment at West Elm (I think? - anyway, it's no longer there). I felt a little guilty about it because it was an impulse purchase, and who needs another tray? Me, it turns out, because I've used this over and over again. I'm not quite sure why. I think it's the smallish size, and the oval shape that tucks itself in nicely anywhere. It's also fairly light. I like bringing it to the table with little bowls full of olives and cheeses.