Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sabrina at The Redford

Last weekend, Jesse and I went to see Sabrina (1954) at our local historic theatre, the Redford, which plays classic films all year long. Detroit is lucky to have a few theaters that pay tribute to their past by playing old films. I love that at the Redford, they have the ticket booth outside the theatre. I always feel a bit like I have transported back in time when I there.

You also might have noticed that I have dyed my hair. I had been toying with the idea of going red for weeks, many even months, and I finally took the plunge. I really liked the dye I used and will be posting a review on it soon.

The only jewelry I wore that evening was my newly acquired vintage watch, which I had gotten the day before for the mere sum of $3.75. I always check out the jewelry tables at estate sales because you never know what you will find. I normally don't purchase a lot of jewelry at estate sales because lately they have become quite expensive (anyone else noticing this?). Anyway, I spotted this watch, gave it a quick twist at the side and hear it running, so I figured it was worth the $3 gamble.

To my surprise it kept (and keeps!) really good time. An added bonus was discovered when I was looking on the back for a hallmark to look the watch up online. It said it was 10kt gold face and when I flipped it over to look more closely, I discovered two tiny diamond chips that I didn't notice when I purchased the watch -- they had just looked like part of the scroll work at the time! This is probably one of my best bargains in a while!!


50s Swirl Dress: eBay

50s Watch: Estate Sale


Tasha said...

Awesome find, I LOVE that watch! What a deal.

And the red hair looks great on you! How fun that you can see so many classic films in the theatre.

Marie said...

Love hearing that you got that watch so cheaply, there are still awesome vintage finds out there!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Sweet watch, I own several vintage watches but they don't keep the best time. :( Yes, I've noticed prices creeping up on jewelry at estate sales too but can still find bargains on costume jewelry (everyone is looking for gold/silver).

They're screening "Roman Holiday" here tonight but unfortunately tickets sold out a while ago!! So sad. :(

Lauren Hairston said...

It seems like everything has gotten more expensive at estate sales, which is a total bummer! That is such a cute watch.

We have two movie theatres in downtown Wichita that show old movies, but unfortunately not on a regular basis. I keep hoping that if I go and support them, they'll show old movies more often!

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