The Bowl + The Pocketwatch

The Bowl + The Pocketwatch


I don’t know what happened in the course of human history, but women have successfully coerced men into completing the banalest of tasks, many of which they’d never be caught dead doing. Ever. Like the one time back in college I dragged JD to Color Me Mine and insisted he paint a ceramic bowl with me. There he sat at a high stool surrounded by a group of screaming 8-year-olds and paintbrushes…and painted a bowl. And right then? I knew I was gonna marry him.

Yesterday I dragged JD on another Wife Trip…ANTIQUING. Yes, I just verbed a noun. That’s what you call a rule breaker. Awwww, yeah. Anyway, as we walked Portobello Road, we stopped at every store and I shopped for the perfect knick knack, which JD called old things…really expensive old things.

As luck would have it, Mr. Crotchety found himself a…wait for it…pocket watch. And he wore it. All day. He periodically took it out and told me the time as if he was competing with Big Ben…or the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.

I’m now going to start being judicious with my Wife Trip invitations…I can always hide a bowl, but watches are a little more, umm, visible.

Happy Tuesday!

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  1. Rachel Tatem -

    That’s great! Well you just awarded yourself more "wife-y"trips cause he found something he liked… can’t be all bad right?

      7.19.11 - 2:54 pm

  2. emily ebeling -

    what a super classy pocketwatch!!!
    …..and please PLEASE tell me you got that awesome little car!

      7.19.11 - 3:06 pm

  3. aubry -

    can i just say how stinkin cute you are? i love this post because i too find it endearing when my husband will go out on a girly outing with me and still make it fun. you are a pure delight πŸ™‚

      7.19.11 - 3:08 pm

  4. Jenelle -

    Cute post…I like how he is housing your pocketbook on his shoulder. That’s a good husband.

      7.19.11 - 3:23 pm

  5. Roberto Farren Photography -

    Always nice to see the good old Union Jack and what better place for it than on top of a mini mini. Nice watch too, goes well with the waste coat.

      7.19.11 - 3:31 pm

  6. Mona Alicia -

    Can I just say I love JD’s style? The vest with crisp blue shirt and dark wash jeans? Very nice!

      7.19.11 - 3:34 pm

  7. Damaris Mia -

    So cute. I have recently become a fan of "antiquing" haha! So much fun πŸ™‚

      7.19.11 - 3:40 pm

  8. Life with Kaishon -

    That pocket watch is way cool! My Pop Pop used a pocket watch. I haven’t seen anyone use one in a very long time.

      7.19.11 - 3:42 pm

  9. sherri lynn -

    Antiquing is so fun! I take my husband with me and we love looking at the weird things. So funny JD got a pocket watch…didn’t know those things still worked!

      7.19.11 - 4:00 pm

  10. Sarah Danaher -

    antiques are the best souvenirs, anyway.

      7.19.11 - 4:05 pm

  11. Brittani Gonzalez -

    You have to admit it is a very cool watch though… =)

      7.19.11 - 4:10 pm

  12. Marisa -

    my husband LOVES pocket watches. He now has three. One from our anniversary, one from our birthday, and one that a friend gave him

      7.19.11 - 4:10 pm

  13. Shauna -

    TOO CUTE! God bless JD’s lil heart.

      7.19.11 - 4:10 pm

  14. Karen Flower -

    Great photo -very dapper πŸ˜€
    -JD’s gone all British with the umbrellas in July too.

      7.19.11 - 4:17 pm

  15. Cecile -

    What is it with men and pocket watches?? Is it like women and purses?? My husband loves his pocket watch too.. silly boys.

      7.19.11 - 4:18 pm

  16. SarahV -

    Mr. Crotchety, hahahahahahaha!!! That is one of my favorite things you have written on your blog thus far! Mr. Crotchety……HAHAHAHA!

      7.19.11 - 4:20 pm

  17. Whitney Dupuis -

    You continue to amaze me with your photographs. Something so simple (like a toy car) becomes a brilliant photo. Thanks for the inspiration!

      7.19.11 - 4:39 pm

  18. LEOLAK -

    Very cool…that’s one sweet looking pocketwatch. His outfit so goes with it too!!!

      7.19.11 - 4:51 pm

  19. kristin @ petal and thorn -

    did you seriously drag JD to color me mine? Joe would end up painting some war scene on a plate or something.

      7.19.11 - 5:16 pm

  20. Nauheim -

    I love that JD is carrying your big bag and the umbrellas…I know you have been struggling with back pain. You two are truly salt & pepper, ying & yang, lens & camera. You just fit! Have fun!

      7.19.11 - 5:52 pm

  21. Annette Whelan -

    JD is s good man!! You guys make a lovely pair!! I love hearing about your adventures!!

      7.19.11 - 6:05 pm

  22. Abby Grace Photography -

    I’m going to send this blog post to my brother, because he carries a pocketwatch with him at most times, and will probably be thoroughly impressed with JD. I freaking love England.

      7.19.11 - 6:22 pm

  23. briana Moore -


    I wish I made it out for the workshop, if my business would have been where it is now, when you announced it, I would have been there.

    Glad you are enjoying one of my favorite cities. πŸ™‚

      7.19.11 - 6:26 pm

  24. LeiLani @Elle Golden Photography -

    I work part time in an antiques shop and antiquing is TOTALLY a word (at least in my world). But love the pocket watch. J.D. and Mr. Big can single-handedly bring them back!

      7.19.11 - 6:33 pm

  25. ajira -

    Please tell me you got that cooper with the Union Jack? Please?

    Awesome choice on the pocket watch JD!

      7.19.11 - 8:15 pm

  26. Lydia -

    Way to go, JD! Sorry Jasmine, but the pocket watch is just too cool!

      7.19.11 - 9:14 pm

  27. Kimberly -

    Well, it IS a pretty snazzy pocket watch.

      7.19.11 - 9:22 pm

  28. Emily -

    Antiquing is definitely a word! I’m glad you had fun!

      7.19.11 - 10:22 pm

  29. Kate -

    I love this post more than you know, but I think my favorite part is that JD is carrying your purse. C’mon, he paints ceramics, he loves his pocket watch AND he carries your purse. Awesome!

      7.19.11 - 11:31 pm

  30. Falcon Griffith -

    How adorable! My mom used to drag my dad around antiquing but detested it, probably because he never found something as cool as JD’s pocket watch πŸ˜‰ xx

      7.20.11 - 12:15 am

  31. Julie O'Dell -

    That is one FINE pocket watch!

      7.20.11 - 12:58 am

  32. Sarah -

    Antiquing is 100% a verb..Don’t believe me? Ask anyone you meet on the street in the southeast US! Last antique outing my dear husband went on with me, he spotted a "man" section complete with antique fishing lures and poles…Wife Trips can turn on you at any moment! πŸ˜‰

      7.20.11 - 12:59 am

  33. Bonnie -

    so cute! I love your stories about JD πŸ™‚ he is a good sport.

      7.20.11 - 1:43 am

  34. Karin -

    Amo seu trabalho.

    Nem lembro onde encontrei seu blog, mas seus posts estΓ£o sempre entre os mais lidos por mim.


      7.20.11 - 3:56 am

  35. ErikaM -

    How is it that JD is able to match every country you visit? He should be on the sartorialist! Can he please talk to my husband? πŸ˜‰ BTW, nice finds!

      7.20.11 - 9:19 am

  36. sarah -

    love this. love it. makes me grin.

      7.20.11 - 11:05 am

  37. Mom -

    You are hilarious Jasmine! I don’t know how JD puts up with you!!

      7.20.11 - 4:32 pm

  38. Kristin Nicole -

    Too funny…

      7.20.11 - 8:04 pm

  39. Vicki Nieto -

    Mr. Crotchety . I have never been antiquing because it just reminds me of old wooden furniture. I never thought you could find such cool things! Maybe I will take my "Mr. Crotchety" antiquing soon πŸ™‚

      7.20.11 - 8:37 pm

  40. Andria Lavine -

    HA! They call it "’tiquin’ " in the south πŸ™‚ Love that JD found something. And although my hubby would never go ‘tiquin’ with me, it makes my day when he reluctantly goes somewhere with me and comes away with something he had no intentions on getting!

      7.21.11 - 7:27 pm

  41. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} -

    Loving the watch!

      7.23.11 - 10:28 pm

  42. Giovanna -

    My brother married his sweetheart in May…their gifts to the groomsmen were monogrammed pocketwatches!!

      7.25.11 - 4:15 am

  43. cassandra-m -

    Simply put…JD is just sooooo KEWL!!!

      7.27.11 - 5:54 am

  44. DLaney -

    Beautiful pocket watch, its funny how pocket watches are such a conversation piece these days. The trend of wearing pocket watches is coming back and I love it. Not only are they precision time pieces they are very classy.

      7.30.11 - 4:14 pm

  45. WhitneyC -

    Love love love your blog.
    LOVE YOU even more! Wow your are all over the place you do what you do and you love it. (I know I say love too much I get it .) I have officially become obsessed with this blog and your website and all your youtube videos and yorur twitter/facebook. So if you keep seeing my name pop up on stuff that is related to you don’t be alarmed I am just getting my Jstar fix πŸ™‚


      8.9.11 - 6:22 pm

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