Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fifty Five Thousand Dresses

Okay all of you ladies (and sentimental gents), this one is going to make you clutch your hearts in romance induced glee. Paul Brockmann met Margot, the love of his life at a dance decades ago.  He decided that she would never have to dance in the same dress twice. Um...wow! That is why the Brockmanns now have fifty thousand beautiful dresses, most of which are up for sale. Their wish is to spend the proceeds on a night of dancing at the New Year's ball in Vienna.



Holy moly, y'all. The romance of this all is killing me just as much as those glorious dresses are. If you're in the Gardena, California area, they are having the sale until 3:00 today. It also looks like they are doing some online sales so do see the entire website with more of the story here at  55 Thousand Dresses and their Facebook page here and if you don't do anything else, do read the news article about the history of the dresses here. It's fascinating to me how Margot seems nonchalant about the whole situation and admits to wearing only a scant number of the dresses that Paul has found.

I think that one of my favorite bits of info about Paul is that he refuses dance offers from ladies wearing pants. That Paul seriously loves some dresses!  After realizing how few like Paul there are in this world, I'm thinking that it might be a good idea to check and see how far cloning technology has come...

Until next time,
x's and o's,
Eartha (who is super short on dresses, all things considered)


11 comments:

Kim Campbell said...

These are thee stories that make life grand!!!!!!

Kate Mossy said...

What a romantic.

KIMMIE JONES said...

Oh my goodness! I love him...and want to rifle through all those dresses and play dress up in them!

Mr. Tiny said...

This guy is awesome! He is getting a lot of press from our local news outlets. There is a sale this weekend and I thought about going but the last thing I need is a bunch of taffeta dresses. I have no doubt that this sweet couple will get their wish! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! My friend spent NYE in Vienna one year and it sounds absolutely magical - a dusting of snow, fireworks, and The Blue Danube playing in the streets!!!

Dolly the Bird said...

Just one question...does he have a grandson?
Is it just coincidence that, while I was watching this, Blue Danube began playing on the tv in the living room?

Jackie Jardine said...

This is the cutest story I've heard in a long time. Thanks for sharing, Eartha!

<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting

JessicaLea Texas Kitsch said...

They definitely don't make men like that anymore!

Sara In AZ said...

.....excuse me while I go grab the Kleenex, as I just busted out into a fit of tears.......SUCH an awesome guy!!!!

Kalamity Kelli said...

such a beautiful story! Oh to be loved by a man that much!

Kate H said...

Am I the only one who wonders .... what about THE SHOES???

Barbara said...

And I look at the video and think "she doesn't appreciate it!" What a sweet idea, Mister.