This is something I picked up in a little antiquey shop on the NSW north coast on a driving holiday last year. I love the look of it, plus the smell and the feel.
What is it? An olive scoop, made I was told, from wood from an olive tree. It certainly is different from any other wooden utensil I have. Just wonder though, if olive timber is so lovely, why isn't it used much. I'm guessing that maybe the olives are more lucrative a product, and that the tree just keeps getting better with age.
I can't say that I have used this much - but I just love it, and won't be getting rid of it in a hurry, even though it doesn't scoop many olives.
Also (because I haven't done any decluttering to show) here is our first edible avocado! We have waited a long time for this. Seven years till fruiting, and then two seasons of fruit lost. Not sure what happened.
The first time, I think the birds got tothem before we knew there was fruit on there, and the 2nd time around the avocadoes dropped off before they were mature. Now.... an edible one (and a few more still on the tree). Great! Hopefully many more to come.