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

    July 19th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

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

  2. emily ebeling

    July 19th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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

  3. aubry

    July 19th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    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™‚

  4. Jenelle

    July 19th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

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

  5. Roberto Farren Photography

    July 19th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    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.

  6. Mona Alicia

    July 19th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

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

  7. Damaris Mia

    July 19th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

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

  8. Life with Kaishon

    July 19th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    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.

  9. sherri lynn

    July 19th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    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!

  10. Sarah Danaher

    July 19th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    antiques are the best souvenirs, anyway.

  11. Brittani Gonzalez

    July 19th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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

  12. Marisa

    July 19th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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

  13. Shauna

    July 19th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    TOO CUTE! God bless JD’s lil heart.

  14. Karen Flower

    July 19th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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

  15. Cecile

    July 19th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

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

  16. SarahV

    July 19th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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

  17. Whitney Dupuis

    July 19th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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

  18. LEOLAK

    July 19th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

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

  19. kristin @ petal and thorn

    July 19th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

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

  20. Nauheim

    July 19th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    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!

  21. Annette Whelan

    July 19th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

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

  22. Abby Grace Photography

    July 19th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    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.

  23. briana Moore

    July 19th, 2011 at 6:26 pm


    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™‚

  24. LeiLani @Elle Golden Photography

    July 19th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    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!

  25. ajira

    July 19th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

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

    Awesome choice on the pocket watch JD!

  26. Lydia

    July 19th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

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

  27. Kimberly

    July 19th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Well, it IS a pretty snazzy pocket watch.

  28. Emily

    July 19th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

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

  29. Kate

    July 19th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    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!

  30. Falcon Griffith

    July 20th, 2011 at 12:15 am

    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

  31. Julie O'Dell

    July 20th, 2011 at 12:58 am

    That is one FINE pocket watch!

  32. Sarah

    July 20th, 2011 at 12:59 am

    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˜‰

  33. Bonnie

    July 20th, 2011 at 1:43 am

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

  34. Karin

    July 20th, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Amo seu trabalho.

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


  35. ErikaM

    July 20th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    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!

  36. sarah

    July 20th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    love this. love it. makes me grin.

  37. Mom

    July 20th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

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

  38. Kristin Nicole

    July 20th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Too funny…

  39. Vicki Nieto

    July 20th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    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™‚

  40. Andria Lavine

    July 21st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    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!

  41. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer}

    July 23rd, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Loving the watch!

  42. Giovanna

    July 25th, 2011 at 4:15 am

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

  43. cassandra-m

    July 27th, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Simply put…JD is just sooooo KEWL!!!

  44. DLaney

    July 30th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    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.

  45. WhitneyC

    August 9th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    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™‚