In a Vase on Monday – Charmin Genie


I was, well, shocked to read about the worldwide run on toilet paper or rolls as it is called in the UK..thinking it was an American anomaly. Sunday morning found me searching for the forgotten roll in the guest bath to use as a vase. These are strange times.

My wish is for humanity to shut things down for a bit aand put this viral genie back in the bottle, hence the little purple bottle and the fan of the white stuff cramming the COVID back in. I think all the prescribed measures are working and we soon shall be confident in our stocks of toilet paper/rolls.


View from above. The red glass magic carpet is a Christmas gift from a college friend not serving its real purpose, which is a receptacle for Foccacia, freshly ground Black Pepper and Olive Oil.


The flowers were selected to go with the bottle and the red glass tray. To my knowledge, they are not medicinal. The pink star shaped flowers in front are Heirloom Pentas  (Penta lanceolata); white daisies are Spanish Needles  (Bidens alba) – a native  that is a weed if you ask me, no one does.There is some peachy Tropical Red Salvia (Salvia  coccinea); two colors of Texas Vintage Mix Celosia; the bigger pink fuzzy things are Dwarf Chenille Plant (Acalpyha pendula). There is a bit of Asparagus Fern in the background and a Dwarf Pineapple cutting.img_20200315_112457

The genie’s bottle has a few stems of Tassel Flower in them. They are similar to the Dandelion, imported and producing a flower that can be blown on for wishes. I usually pick these as I don’t wish for any more, but they are cute.

Happy Monday and stay safe in your garden.


21 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Charmin Genie

  1. Your arrangement is very creative, but be careful of that toilet paper…you may need it. 🙂 Is there a run on the grocery stores there? Our shelves are empty. Luckily, I start early getting supplies for hurricane season.

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    • I haven’t been to the grocery in several days, everything was fine then – though people were buying a lot of toilet paper. So strange. I inadvertantly bought several pounds of brown rice so that and my herbs will get us through!!And black beans.

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Very clever of you, A, we could use the extra laughs. Keep smiling!

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  3. Noelle says:

    Such a show of humour….toilet humour of the best ladylike kind. I had a huge laugh. Lovely flowers and vase and tray of course.

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  4. Chloris says:

    Well, the flowers are gorgeous, I don’t know about the container. I read the other day that someone got mugged in the street for the toilet paper they were carrying. It is weird though, does having a cupboard full of lav paper make people feel safe from the virus do you think? I am puzzled by it, I just don’t get the connection..

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    • I agree, mass quantities of TP do not make me feel any better, it is odd. I recall seeing a news cast a couple of weeks ago and someone said the truck drivers were all sick and they ran out of tp in China. Being a victim of the mass media was popular when I was in college, still pertinent?


  5. Cathy says:

    What a topical vase, and a welcome bit of fun amidst the inevitable doom and gloom. Such bright contents too – and I see you are still trying to squeeze Christmas into spring!

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  6. the running wave says:

    What a hoot! Love your vase, and the vibrant colours within it are such fun too! We live in a crazy world, so why not a crazy vase! Well done you! Amanda

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  7. Kris Peterson says:

    That is too funny for words, Amelia! The little pleats in the last sheet are a nice touch too. I’ve seen posts of the local social media site, NextDoor, requesting people to identify stores still carrying TP. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why people think they need shopping carts full of the stuff…

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  8. tonytomeo says:

    Okay, that is . . . weird. Again, it is several flowers I am not familiar with.

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  9. Cathy says:

    Tee hee! That got me giggling! And they say laughter is the best medicine. 😃 It’s a lovely ‘vase’ and your genie bottle is so sweet too. Now you‘d better hang on to that roll until this madness is over…. 😜

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