Oh The Glamour Of It!

By alison June 19, 2008 12 Comments 1 Min Read

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Oh how I long for the days when housewives had time to co-ordinate their loo rolls with their frothy wardrobes…

In an ideal world I’d wear a dress like this to troll around Tesco.

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12 Comments

  1. Josie says:

    Too funny:)

  2. Carlie says:

    Where do you find these things?? Amazing!

  3. Kim says:

    Oh yes, I remember colored toilet roll very well. It went in my aunt's pink bathroom that also had a CUSHIONED pink toilet seat!!!

  4. Amy says:

    what I"m wondering is how on earth do they hike up what they're wearing to even get on the toilet? And colour co ordinated toilet rolls? wow lol

  5. Traci says:

    Alison, I have to tell you that I live for your blog. I try not to visit every day because once in a while, like today, I can read about the wonders of soul searching AND mint-colored toilet paper all at once. And then I know mine is not the only brain that works this way.

  6. Kim says:

    I remember colored toilet paper when I was a kid from my Grandma’s house. She used to get bladder infections all the time and supposedly the culprit was the colored toilet paper, at least that’s what her Doctor said. I also remember reading articles in Women’s magazines about the dangers of colored toilet paper back in the nineties. I’m sure some place still makes the paper, but I don’t recall seeing it in the stores in the last ten years.

  7. Sarah says:

    Don't you, I know I wear things like that all of the time! It is a bind let me tell you – hooped skirts knock cans of the shelves and are a swine for setting the alarms off, the number of times I've been frisked by a security guard looking for secreted items….:)!!!!

  8. Susan Drysdale says:

    It was kind of fun to have colored toilet tissue. I liked pink alot. I also used to get flowered rolls, too. Unfortunately I didn't have that gorgeous matching dress to wear to the bathroom. Actually I don't think I could've gotten into the bathroom with either of those dresses on me. The bathroom is not that big.

  9. Ah yes, back when we all lived in denial and loved!!! Elegant and charming!

  10. Polly says:

    Check this out: http://news.aol.com/story/_a/toilet-paper-wedding-dress-wins-award/20080620155109990001
    I saw it on my msn mainpage yesterday – a girl from my home town made a wedding dress from toliet paper and won $1,000. Blessings… Polly

  11. DamonD says:

    We still have coloured loo rolls in the Uk and floral ones

  12. NaNa says:

    My gran and several great aunts used to have a little doll with a crocheted dress as loo-roll covers. The skirt of the dress would fit over the roll, and the doll's legs would be in the tube. It used to sit on top of the cistern, and looked an awful lot like these lovely ladies and their dresses. Is this a uniquely Australian art form, or does someone else recall this epitome of bathroom kitsch?? Does anyone still have one?

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