....bringing the ancient olive tree into your home

Kavala, Greece · 238 Sales


....bringing the ancient olive tree into your home

Kavala, Greece 238 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars

absolutelyolive is taking a short break


Note from shop owner we are busy on other projects at the moment - back as soon as we can!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 26, 2015

we are busy on other projects at the moment - back as soon as we can!

Sarah and Andreas

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Sarah and Andreas


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Melanie Stronach

Melanie Stronach on Dec 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped quickly and I got just in time for Christmas. I love them they are so beautiful!!!


dm51172 on Dec 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

absolutely gorgeous craftsmanship! Would definitely buy from seller again


gsmantell on Nov 17, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Super fast arrival and just as described!

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A peek into the world of Absolutely Olive

In a nutshell, we have been buying olive wood for several years to make beautiful mounts for the ink stamps sold in our first Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/ahueofduckeggblue) , one thing led to another and my husband decided to leave the world of banking to follow a path he personally considers more fulfilling. Fast forward to his love of woodwork and our love of olive wood items in our home he started to make cutting boards which have delighted our family and friends. Add to the collection some candles and kebab skewers and he was getting rave reviews! He leaves the utensils and bowls to other local artisans - you can't do everything!

Shop members

  • Andreas

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    A tinkerer with a passion for wood!

  • Sarah

    Customer Service, Photographer, Shipper

    I leave the woodwork to my husband and take care of everything else!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 3, 2014
Even after after so many years of living in Greece, I am still inspired by the unique character of every olive wood item I see, one more beautiful than the next. I love having these items in my own home and giving them to others as gifts. They are a joy to look at, touch and use and age beautifully - it really doesn't get much better!

If you are looking to invest in a quality piece of olive wood full of Mediterranean charm, for yourself or a gift, we hope you will find what you are looking for in our corner of Etsy.

With this in mind, please read through my shop's purchasing guidelines before you place any orders so that the transaction will be smooth for all involved!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Payment may be made through PayPal, which I believe makes life easy by being fast and secure. You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the PayPal Option at checkout. After you submit your order, click the "Pay Now" button. On the right hand side of the next page you will see 2 options, the 2nd one is to pay using a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.Orders will not be dispatched until they have been paid for.

Please Note: All items will be shipped to your registered ETSY address unless otherwise specified in your order.

Customers in GREECE can also pay by bank deposit or payment on delivery through the postal service. Please convo. me so I can give you my account details. Your order will not be dispatched until payment is made into my account. Payment is expected within 3 days if you choose this method, otherwise the order will be cancelled.

Πελάτες από την Ελλάδα έχουν την δυνατότητα να πληρώσουν με πίστωση λογαριασμού. Μπορούν να έρθουν σε επαφή για να τους γνωστοποιήσω τον αριθμό του λογαριασμού. Η αποστολή των προϊόντων θα γίνεται έπειτα από την κατάθεση του ποσού. Η κατάθεση θα πρέπει να γίνει σε διάστημα 3 ημερών αλλιώς η παραγγελία θα ακυρώνεται.
Προτού επιλέξετε αυτό που σας ενδιαφέρει, παρακαλώ επικοινωνήστε μαζί μου.
ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ για την ΑΝΤΙΚΑΤΑΒΟΛΗ οταν επιλεγετε τροπο πληρωμης τσεκαρετε το "κουτακι" OTHER WAY.
We take great care to package your items well so that your order will reach you in perfect condition. Sturdy boxes are used for bulkier orders and

We aim to ship within 24-48hrs of all any order placed. Al items sold are ready to ship.

Please note that any extra customs charges are the buyer's responsibility - certain countries charge an import tax on goods over a certain value.

Due to the nature and weight of some of these items, we offer 2 possible methods of shipping, the Greek post office, where an item can be sent with a tracking number or DHL Express shipping. In some cases where the price to send a parcel by DHL is actually cheaper than by Post Office, we opt for the faster service.

On average, parcels within Greece tend to take 2 days to arrive, 3-5 days within Europe and approx. usually around 10 days or so for the US and beyond. A larger item which is sent as a parcel, rather than a letter (over 2 kilos) can sometimes take longer as can any parcel during peak times like Christmas.

Please note that any extra customs charges are the buyer's responsibility.

If this order is a gift to be sent directly to the recipient, please let me know if you want me to include a message on a gift label.

All parcels will be sent with a tracking number.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final unless there has been some error our my part. Should the purchased items be incorrect or damaged in any way other than in transit, I shall happily exchange the item like for like. If you have simply changed your mind about your order we do not consider that a reason for a refund.

Please note that the items you are buying are made from a natural product and therefore may not be "perfect". In fact, we believe that it is the nuances in the wood colour, grain and shape that makes these pieces so special. If you are looking for perfection, with no color variation, grain variation, etc..., then our items are probably not for you. We find beauty in the colors and variation of the woods and to ensure you will be happy with your purchase, we upload large items individually, so you see the pictures of the exact item you will be receiving.
Additional policies and FAQs
CARE OF THE WOOD: We encourage you to read over the care instructions given with your olive wood items. If olive oil or a wood conditioner is not used after regular use and washing, the board could possibly crack, warp, or fray. Any damage relating to improper care after 2 weeks of receiving you board, will not be seen as a problem in the product we created, but on the lack of care from the customer. We cannot refund or replace a board because of improper care. If you were given the board as a gift, and the giver did not include the care instructions with your board, please contact us and we can email them to you.