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 @ Lemondrop Vintage 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 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!