Super Bowl Sunday

If you are like me you couldn’t care less about football and the Super Bowl. So I thought I would try a different kind of super bowl Sunday. Also check out this week’s Sunday Painting, and my TBR Dare update.

Footed Bowl by Frances Palmer

Hammered Stainless Steel by Simon Pearce

Ceramic bowl made by a friend.


Urchin Bowl by Element Clay Studio

A bowl in the spa at our hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Basalt bowl by Wedgwood

Ancient Celtic bowl

Beautiful, simple ironstone bowl found on Faded Plains

Lots of bowls at John Derian

And how could I forget hotty Jeremy Northam holding this golden bowl from
the movie adaptation of Henry James’ The Golden Bowl

22 thoughts on “Super Bowl Sunday

  1. Jeane February 6, 2011 / 10:39 am

    Ha ha. I could care less about football, too. But am obliged to attend the superbowl party with my husband and pretend to have fun. O well. At least they don't expect me to know anything about the game.

    I love that spiky porcupine-looking bowl. And the ceramic one with tomatillos is very pretty.


  2. verity February 6, 2011 / 10:40 am

    Love it – that made me smile!


  3. Read the Book February 6, 2011 / 10:46 am

    This is so funny! Last year Masterpiece was finishing Emma on the Super Bowl; this year, no such luck…I think I might watch some Downton Abbey again.


  4. Megan February 6, 2011 / 10:55 am

    Those are some super bowls! LOL. Looks a little impractical, but I like the urchin bowl a lot.


  5. StuckInABook February 6, 2011 / 11:00 am

    I had to ask my brother yesterday which sport had the superbowl. I find grown-up people getting excited about sport incredibly difficult to take seriously… but I suspect they feel the same about me and books.


  6. Susan in TX February 6, 2011 / 11:08 am

    Love the bowls – although, I'm one of those “grown-up people who get excited about sports,” (sorry, Simon) :). Chalk it up to being born and bred in Texas — football (American, that is) is in our blood. I'll go one further and admit my fanaticism with NCAA sports — come March, I'll be glued to the basketball madness, and my beloved Longhorns are looking like they could go all the way this year. BUT, don't hold it against me — reading is my first love. :)


  7. Mystica February 6, 2011 / 11:11 am

    I too am very ignorant of the Superbowl and all it entails but the hammered stainless steel one is definitely my kind of bowl! Thanks for all the beautiful photographs.


  8. music-books-steve February 6, 2011 / 11:41 am

    I'm much more excited that pitchers and catchers report for spring training next week. Yay baseball! I'm pretty indifferent to football, but today's game ought to be a good one. (Go Packers!) I'm working today so will miss most of it. Our bookstore is right next door to a sports bar; we'll see if there's any crossover.


  9. JoAnn February 6, 2011 / 12:14 pm

    A very unique twist to Super Bowl Sunday – love it!


  10. Ash February 6, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    Those are some super bowls! I just burst out laughing. I have a meeting with the literary magazine I work for every Sunday and I got an email on Thursday saying we're meeting in the afternoon instead of evening to accommodate the Super Bowl. I didn't even know the Super Bowl was going on this weekend. I honestly thought it had already happened.


  11. agoodstoppingpoint February 6, 2011 / 5:09 pm

    Yeah, I love this post. :) The urchin bowl is fantastic. I wonder if there is a whole line of bowls made to resemble tidepool denizens.

    – Christy


  12. LifetimeReader February 6, 2011 / 5:19 pm

    How brilliant you are! I stopped my partner on his way out the door to show him your post, which he too loved. (He's talking my son to orchestra rehearsal right now. Seems the conductor didn't see any conflict either.) Our kind of super bowl is definitely the handmade pottery one. Lovely.


  13. Frances February 6, 2011 / 6:34 pm

    You are hilarious! I love both the simple ironstone and the more elaborate golden bowl. Maybe influenced by my James love.


  14. Darlene February 7, 2011 / 9:25 am

    That was fabulous! I had to ask my neighbour who was playing yesterday…so not on my radar!


  15. LifetimeReader February 7, 2011 / 9:33 am

    Darlene–I heard who was playing this morning on NPR–and was fascinated by the fact that both teams were named after industry!


  16. winstonsdad February 7, 2011 / 9:34 am

    These are wonderful bowls ,I have trouble following thew superbowl being english I find constant stats pointless and it seems to stop and start a lot I ll stick to my ehglish football lol ,the urchin bowl is the best buy the way love to have that at home ,all the best stu


  17. motheretc February 7, 2011 / 10:04 am

    Ha! I didn't even realize the Super Bowl was on! Lovely pictures


  18. Inkslinger February 7, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    Now THIS is a superbowl post I can get enthusiastic about!! :) Loved them all, but especially the last pic of Jeremy Northam in The Golden Bowl (not only do I love Jeremy Northam, but I'm currently reading and loving the James novel).


  19. Ted February 7, 2011 / 8:01 pm

    Much laughter. I'm right with you, those are definitely my kind of bowls!


  20. Thomas at My Porch February 8, 2011 / 11:34 am

    Jeane: The nice thing about Superbowl parties is the food.

    Verity: I am glad you enjoyed it.

    Read the Book: Downtown Abbey would be the perfect foil.

    Megan: I don't think I would use the urchin bowl for my morning cereal.

    Simon: I just wish we had half as many grown ups that excited about education or music or the environment.

    Susan: Sometimes I will find myself watching baseball or basketball, but not too often.

    Mystica: It is beautfiul isn't it?

    Steve: Did you get any cross over?

    JoAnn: Thanks.

    CB: ;)

    Ash: My goal is to get through the SB without knowing who played. Didn't happen this year. I knew. I knew.

    Christy: You should follow the link below the urchin bowl. Lots of wonderful things to look at.

    Lifetime: That conductor had guts.

    Frances: I think the ironstone may be my favorite as well.

    Darlene: As I mentioned above, this year I actually knew. I usally favor the rustbelt teams (Pittsburgh) but growing up in Minnesota made me favor the Packers. At least it wasn't anything from the south. (Sorry Susan.)

    Lifetime: Sometimes I am dense, I understood the Steelers, but never thought about where the name Packers came from.

    Stu: With all the stops and starts, American football seems a bit like a peace conference. Except of course for all the violence.

    Moter: A lot of us bookies didn't know it was on.

    Inkslinger: I saw the James quote on your site the other day and wasn't sure which book it came from. Now I know.

    Ted: Infitely more satisfying.


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