Olive you! I also love dipping a crusty bread into a tasty olive oil- and this little dish is the perfect place to pour that golden goodness. If you are not a fan of dipping this plate is also the perfect size to keep pits or olives. Created from stoneware it is kiln fired and safe to place in the dishwasher. Measures 6 x 4 x .5 inches. Great little hostess gift.