Life in the Lost World

the continuing saga of an opinionated vegan mom blogger and her zoo crew….

   Nov 28

#Enter to #win a whimsical recycled gecko wall hanging from blue sky collection! ends 12/12

blue sky collection

The fun and vibrantly painted Recycled Metal Pink Gecko will add whimsy to any room! It’s approximately 8″ long and is handmade in Haiti from recycled oil drums. It has a small hook to hang the piece and is painted with a bright colorful pink design in non-fade colors inspired by the local Hatian culture. This item is acquired through Fair Trade which is a system of exchange that seeks to create greater equity and partnership in the international trading system.

Every time I look at this bright pink gecko on my wall, I have to smile. We have lots of house geckos here in Florida and I love ‘em. Cute little googly eyed critters! I wanted something in the house to remind me of them and when I saw this little fella on the blue kky website, I was sold. Sure it’s a little quirky to hang a gecko in your house, but then, I AM a little quirky!

The bright tropical colors are so cheerful and fit so perfectly with our laid back Florida lifestyle. It’s important to me that it was acquired through Fair Trade, and that coupled with the fact that it’s made from recycled oil drums means a lot to me.  I have him up in a corner near the ceiling of my dining room.  He’s not immediately obvious, but sooner or later, he catches everyone’s eye! Just like his living cousins!

It arrived safe, sound and adequately packed but without an excess of packing material. I like that too. I cringe when I open an over packed box that’s filled to the rim with styrofoam peanuts…there are so many greener options available!

My little gecko isn’t the only unique green gift at Blue Sky Collection. I fell in love with this wonderful bowl made from recycled newspapers – this bowl is entirely crafted with recycled newspaper that’s been carefully selected according to color and print for the desired effect. Beautiful, isn’t it?

Or how about this Reclaimed Wood Spice Block? When Domestic Aesthetic found out a nearby window company regularly threw out hundreds of pounds of wood, they used their leftover mahogany to serve up salt and spices. Hand sanded grooves highlight the natural grain of the wood. Talk about a blend of function AND beauty! It will definitely be a conversation starter too!

“Discover blue sky collection’s Eco Friendly boutique where you’ll find unique gifts for those who are living an eco friendly lifestyle! We have eco home products, green products and green living products for the environmentally conscious, eco friendly minded. Blue Sky Collection offers a variety of eco friendly gift ideas for the “green” people in your life or yourself!

The green gift ideas and eco products we offer will make excellent gifts for those who want to make a difference. No matter what the occasion is, our eco friendly home décor and green gifts for children will be sure to bring a smile.
At Blue Sky Collection, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service! We want you to love your eco friendly gift choice and we promise to go above and beyond. Browse our eco store and be sure to check back often, we are continually adding new eco friendly gifts to our collection!”

I really love Blue Sky Collection…they are a delight to work with and their dedication to bringing us the most beautiful and unique gifts is more than appreciated.

The wonderful folks at blue sky collection want to help you feed your inner lizard lover too and are offering one of my readers a chance to win another little gecko, just like mine! How perfect would this be for the budding herpetologist in your life?  Trust me..they’ll love it!

Just climb aboard the Rafflecopter to enter!

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35 Comments

  1. There’s so much to like!! The pet accessories are awesome too!!

  2. Lauren Garrett says:

    12 Piece Deluxe Pink Gift Basket!!!!

  3. Paula Lee says:

    Beautiful stuff! Love the Dancing Butterflies & Dragonflies Recycled Metal Wall Art.

  4. Leann Lindeman says:

    I love the recycled corona beer bottle cutting tray!

  5. Brittany Boardley Renaldi says:

    I like the Glass Christmas Tree with Holiday Ornaments

  6. Stacy H says:

    I would love the Black and Pink Damask Luggage Style Pet Carrier!

  7. Leah Baird says:

    I love their Versailles Black and White 3 Piece Fabric Storage Bins

  8. melissa williams says:

    I love the Baby Blanket with Monkey Toy! It would be such a great gift idea!

  9. Alison F says:

    I like the Glass Christmas Tree with Glass Ornaments!

  10. Margaret Smith says:

    Love the Personalized Frosty Pop Up Bucket Cooler

  11. Shannon Baas says:

    camille bangle aline dress.

  12. Fawn H says:

    I would love to have the Blue Hurricane Glass Vases

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  14. Michele B says:

    I like the Murano Handblown Centerpiece-Sea Wave

  15. brenda says:

    I love the Murano Handblown Centerpiece-Sea Wave!

  16. Bill says:

    animals can be fun decor

  17. Patti Hess says:

    HUM Hum Hum, Hum Hum Hum, Hum Hum Hum Hum Hum…:) I really like the Red and Black Houndstooth Pet Carrier

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks

  18. darlene bohannon says:

    i like the crown royal tray

  19. darlene bohannon says:

    i cant vote for you on pickett fences,because it says the site ,has been reset.,but ill vote when it gets reset and open,if not to late

  20. Jessica E Ledford says:

    Baby blanket with Monkey toy

  21. My dog would like the Blue and Brown Striped Velour Pet Bed.

  22. Kristi C says:

    I like the Hampton Personalized Party Tub.

  23. kathy davis says:

    I like the Baby Blanket with Elephant Toy

  24. robin says:

    My doggies would love the pretty collars! Thanks! cokelush at gmail

  25. I love the beautiful Murano Handblown Centerpiece-Sea Wave.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  26. joni says:

    I love the Rustic Recycled Iron Rock Guitar Statuette.

  27. Aisling says:

    I LOVE the Gecko and I also love the Recycled Foil Wrapper Clutch Bag with Wrapper Strap.

  28. erma H says:

    I love the Dancing Butterflies & Dragonflies Recycled Metal Wall Art

  29. Deborah Rosen says:

    I’d love to get the Brushed Pewter Piggy Bank for my Grandson (and teach him to sing Jingle Bells).

  30. Ann Marie Walker says:

    I’d love to have the Baby Butterfly Clock. SweepsGirl(at)aol(dot)com

  31. LeAnn V says:

    I really like the blue Hurricane glass vases!!

  32. Brittney House says:

    I love the silver leaf wine stopper.

  33. Breanne says:

    I like the Ahoy Matey Baby Socks Gift Set

  34. Gianna says:

    Petite Cross Bouquet Jewelry.

  35. Bill says:

    cool wall decor