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Central Serbia has a name: Šumadija, which literally translated means Land of Woods. I was lucky to spend most of my summers there while growing up. For that particular place, my Dad used to say that even God said "Good night" to it, when it comes to civilization, that is. But Mother Nature was absolutely generous there!

My grandparents had a house built of soil, rocks and wood. Water had to be brought every day from a spring, floor made of true wood boards, fire stove brought the comfort and warmth, especially while you are watching fire while the fresh loaf of bread is in the over baking with unforgettable smell tickles all of your senses.

I was five when my Granddad passed, but I still have some of the dishes he made from wood. Appreciation of wood never faded, on the contrary, and I am very, very lucky to be able to do two jobs I love dearly: being a biologist and a woodworker. They complement each other. Another important thing I have to stress is my dedication to reducing our carbon foot, our negative impact to Nature. Eco-etsy team is absolutely amazing and I am proud to belong to that family!

Storm brought down Bradford Pear in my neighborhood was salvaged, well cured and allowed many lovely items to be made. You can check them our under the sold items, but there are more in the store for sale.

When I take the piece of wood, I usually open my antenna for what that particular piece would "want" to be, so to speak. Those of you who are creative know what kind of communication I am talking about. I followed natural pattern of the wood to create this tray that is intended to be a serving dish for olives, cheese, garlic or whatever you feel like. Even M&M or nuts if you choose so. However, it may be a trinket dish for your office as well. It is your choice.

It has been manually carved, finely sanded, cured with food safe conditioner and signed. Tray is 6.5" long, 5" wide, 1" thick. I preserved bark on it, so it is not supposed to be sunk in water. Gently washing is fine, though. Again, due to custom rules, this item is NOT ALLOWED to be shipped to Australia.

With love,


*Food is for display purposes, not included in the listing.

Back To Nature 4: Organic Natural Bradford Pear Rustic Wooden Olive Serving Tray or Trinket Dish by Tanja Sova


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, love, wood conditioner
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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