There are a lot of things I love about having been born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, not least of which are the year-round warm weather and beautiful, white sand beaches. But some of my favorite memories are of fresh picked, organic fruits from the trees in my own back yard. From what I remember, we had avocado, papaya, pomegranate, coconut, genip and mango trees, along with some passion fruit plants.
At the time, I wasn’t very appreciative of being able to pick these fruits fresh whenever I wanted them, but looking back on it, we were really living the life. Now, I can only wish for a mango tree in my back yard like the one I grew up with, which was so huge and full, I could reach it from my second story back porch. So in tribute to my beloved mangoes, which I can now find only occasionally at Kroger or the farmer’s market, I’d love to bring home this vase.
Beside the fact that the twisting, curvy shape literally speaks to me, this vase from Uncommon Goods is made of sustainable mango wood. Mango wood is sustainable because the trees are allowed to live out their natural, fruit-bearing life. They are harvested for wood only when they no longer bear any fruit. I don’t remember our mango tree being quite this beautiful, but then again, it’s hard to pay attention to the bark of a tree when you’re busy wiping mango juice from your cheeks.
I also couldn’t resist the urge to show you what mangoes look like on a tree when they are ripe for the picking. If you were wondering how I could possibly be gushing like this over a mango tree, these beautiful, red, ripe grafted mangoes should answer your question 🙂
Why It’s Green:
- Made of sustainable mango wood
Price: On final clearance for $39.95 (aff)