I have some terrific dishes for this purpose as well. This one, bought originally about eight years ago for serving garlic bread, bruschetta, and other appetizer or dinner accompaniments. Our local Green Mill used dishes like this, and the rectangular shape fits in better on tables that are full of other dishes. I don't remember what I paid for it, but it came from Kohl's so I'm thinking I layered sales, coupons, and Kohl's cash and paid practically nothing for it.
This one, was probably the best buy ever made for getting ready for a graduation party. I found it at the Dollar Tree, for well, $1.00 ten years ago to serve fruit for DS's graduation. I use it all the time when hosting, take it with when bringing fruit or veggies to a potluck, and have borrowed it to many people. This summer I've been using it to bring snacks outside for our thrifty evening at home.
This platter, or probably a cheese board, is a recent addition from last Christmas,from my mother-in-law. I think it is a re-gift, but I'm not one to care. It works great to put a few different types of cheese on it, along with a small basket of crackers or crostini bread.
I also have these little tapas plates, with wine glass holders. I know I'm mixing a Spanish term for little plates with the middle eastern term, but most of the US English food vocabulary seems to have become a world language fusion, and I like it. I don't really trust the wine glass holder part, but I suppose if people were standing and needed a free hand, these might come in handy. These were a gift from our Godson for Christmas one year, made by an old family friend who was making and selling them. The colors are perfect.
Serving a mezze platter is a practical way to host as well. Building a platter with what is seasonal, on special in the stores, and has a variety to meet any one's palate, can also be economical. I feel very "with it" now that I know my hosting style is in vogue right now with the hipster foodies