Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kitschy Vintage Crocheted Toilet Paper Covers

Baby Boomers Remember Handmade Toilet Paper Covers

Baby boomers will remember how our kitschy moms kept an extra bathroom toilet paper roll on the back of the toilet or on a shelf in a disguised handmade crocheted "thing" a.k.a  "toilet tissue cover". The "thing" could be a "poodle", "doll", "duck", "hat", "clown", "flower",  etc.  I can even remember  not knowing exactly what "the thing" was, but knowing exactly what was underneath "the thing" ! Toilet paper roll covers might change according to the season or holiday.

Themed Vintage Toilet Paper Covers For Holidays

There were a lot of Santas sitting on top of toilets back in the 50s, 60s and even into the 70s. While Santa was welcomed at holiday time, I must confess, I think Santa had competition with "Humpty Dumpty". Look how cute Humpty is with his with legs dangling over the top of  a shelf or the tank? Now that is kitschy cute.

You Weren't Allowed To Use The Extra Toilet Paper Roll

And please correct me if I am wrong, but you weren't allowed to use the extra toilet paper roll that was being covered up and sitting pretty behind the toilet or on a nearby shelf. No, no, no.....the extra toilet paper roll wasn't really to be used. If you took the toilet paper out from underneath "the thing", than  "the thing" would collapse and you would have nothingto  hold "the thing" up with.

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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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