The Marble Basics Basic Octagonal Trivet can be used as a plate, chopping board, placemat, cheeseboard, and platter - perfect for cakes, or hors d'oeuvres. It is ideal to protect your table or bench from scorching dishes straight out of the oven. It is also great for placing precious objects on; we like to use it as a base to a cluster of candles or perfumes. It is also a practical and beautiful water dish to our Basic Pots. Just be sure to treat your marble with love and be wary of staining (read our marble care section). Handcrafted white and grey honed marble.