Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Empty Bowl

For several years I have noticed a sign up at The Art Place in late November, early December advertising the Empty Bowl Brunch.  Every year I would say to myself that I wanted to go but time would get away from me and I didn’t make it until this year.  In November, the sign went up and I called Lynda to see if she would like to go.  Of course she said yes so I stopped by and bought tickets.  The tickets are only $10.  Debbie decided to join us and she was able to pay at the door.

We got there at the starting time of 11:00 on Sunday and there was already quite a line.  The way it works is that you go into a room filled with handmade bowls and select one.  Here is the one I finally decided on.

You then go over to the corner of the room and nice people wash your bowl for you.  At the end of the hall, there is a room full of crockpots of soup and chili.  You hand them your bowl and they fill it up.  They also had bottles of water and soda.  Taking your bowl, you find a place to sit and eat.  They had tables set up everywhere and on the tables were big plates of bread from Panera.  I had chili and it was very good.

After eating (forgot to mention that there were brownies, cookies, etc. set out by a girl scout troop also available), there was another dishwashing station and we left with clean bowls and full tummies.  It is definitely on my calendar for next year.



  1. Wow, that really sounds like fun. Wish they had something like that around here.

  2. There is an event like that here in Pittsburgh too--every year I read about it in the paper and say I want to remember to go--never have yet.
    You're bowl is beautiful.

  3. What a cool thing! I've never heard of anything like it. And to get soup, bread, dessert *and* the beautiful bowl for $10 is really a bargain!!! :)

  4. I've never heard of something like this, but it sounds wonderful. I received a wonderful gift today from my Secret Santa friend. After quite a lot of investigating, I do believe you're my friend. I absolutely love my gifts. The Santa ornament is now on my tree, and that gorgeous quilted tabel topper is on the table in front of my tree. Thank you so very much. I hope your Christmas is as wonderful as mine is. Hugs, Edna B.

  5. That is a nice way to help a charity and you came home with a beautiful bowl, love the shades.


  6. I have always wondered what that was! Used to spend a lot of time at The Art Place when my kids were kids. Next year I don't plan to work so many weekends, so I want to go too!

  7. I love your bowl! And it sounds like a fun way to get people together, sell the bowls, etc.


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