A Vintage Potato Masher Fall Wire Cloche Vignette

I purchased an old potato masher for $4 this week at an antique shop.

Vintage Potato Masher
What I liked about the masher was its square shape and four wire style, sort of like a "wire cloche".

Repurposing a vintage potato masher as a wire cloche
I treated the wooden handle with coconut oil to bring out a warm wood tone.  I blogged about using coconut oil on my vintage wooden utensils here.

Repurposing a vintage potato masher as a wire cloche
I tied a few fall faux leaves on the masher handle with raffia, and added a green faux apple to my "potato masher wire cloche", and set it on a worn breadboard with a vintage bowl of more faux apples.  

Re-purposed potato masher wire cloche
A very simple fall vignette using a repurposed potato masher.

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  1. Oh my word, of course it is a cloche and I totally love it. How fabulous is that. Hugs, Marty

  2. Wonderful idea! Sometimes less is more. It really works in this little vignette.

  3. LOVE it! I have an old potato masher but I use it...to mash potatoes! LOL! Also, I had to laugh about using coconut oil on all your old vintage stuff...because that's what this old vintage lady uses on herself! LOL! Those apples look real! I need to get some like that. Happy Fall!

  4. Oh my...I love it!! What a great idea.

  5. Cool find! I've got a few potato mashers, but I've never seen one like yours.

  6. Simplistic beauty Carlene. Thanks for the tip about coconut oil.

  7. Love that masher Carlene. First time I have seen one like that. Love how you displayed it.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. I love the simplicity of this Carlene! Nicely done!

  9. Great masher and perfect with the green apple. I can see it for other seasons too.

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