Blue and White Monday -- "If I Had a Beach House"


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Immediately upon typing this post's title, my brain rewrote "If I Were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof.  The lyrics to "If I Had a Beach House" are below. We're big on Musical Theatre at our house.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, please just ignore as you'll think I've lost my mind : )

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"If I Had A Beach House"
(sung to the tune of "If I Were a Rich Man") 

If I had a beach house,
Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.
All day long I'd sit out in the sun.
If I had a beachy house.
I wouldn't ever work hard.
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I had a darling little home,
Idle-diddle-daidle-on the sand.

I'd build a quite chic house with windows by the dozen,
Right on the poshest beach around.
A fine tile roof with hardwood floors below.
There would be one huge room with plenty of seating
For all of my friends who'd come to mooch
And one deck leading nowhere, just for show.

There'd be no anchors, boats or sea creatures anywhere
Although shells would be just fine.
I'd add some Chinoiserie here and there.
Blue, white, clean and casual
Is the fresh vibe I'd be going for
As if to say "Here lives a girl with flair."


So, is it just me, or do lyrics appear in your brain, too? What's your beach house style? Anything similar?  I'm guessing it's close : ) 



Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Now I'm going to have this song in my brain all day! I am going to decorate this way even if the ocean is not close by....because my next home will be really close to the ocean. What are you giving away?

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Ha, I thought the same thing! I love your lyrics!!


can we buy the beach house together?? i want mine EXACTLY like that!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Junell said...

Oh Honey are we soul mates or what???
I swear I think in iambic pentameter & dance to Pajama Game all the time! Great lyrics! Is the world ready for another Rogers & Hammerstein? I think so! Just wondering ~ Do you love Glee???

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I laughed out loud because my husband does the same thing with lyrics. Now I have an image of you skipping about through slipped sofas and huge blue and white vases while singing.
I love this beach house look.

Raina Cox said...

Perhaps the best post you've ever written.

(Signed off on by a Hebrew.)

designchic said...

So many beautiful images and great inspiration for one in the throes of a beach house....yes, singing lyrics in my head waaaaay too much!!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

you wrote those lyrics!!?? I'm so impressed!! I love your beach style! I'm relaxed already by having just looked at these!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Jennifer, I have been singing your song in my head ever since I read this post earlier this morning! Very catchy and I love your lyrics!
If blue and white Mondays weren't already enough fun, then you add the addition of your songwriting skills!

I have always wanted to own and decorate a beach house...hasn't happened yet but I may win powerball on Wednesday!

Enjoy your day! xoxo

The Pink Pagoda said...

Like Glee but LOVE The Pajama Game!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

You're adorable to have put lyrics to that song! I love your images and they are right up my alley. I had a family beach house until last week, but my inlaws wouldn't let me have my way with it. It was all windows to the water, which was the best decor of all!
xo Nancy

Kathysue said...

Love it!! You have so many of my favoirte images here today. I have a pinboard, Beach Elegance and every single image would fit on that board, in fact many are already there!! I am in the process of decorating my sudo/beach house in my family room. I don't live at the beach but oh how I wish I did. We have great weather so I can pull the outside in and use my cobalts, greens, and black and whites. Always fun here on a Monday,
Happy Monday to you,
PS did a little summer decorating on my mantel, see my post today!

Karen Albert said...

A beautiful assortment of blue and white treasures today, Jennifer!

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Debra Phillips said...

bravo girlfriend, hysterical and beautiful. well all but that diamond baratta room. i could never enter having one too many

Unknown said...

ADORable! Thank you for the inspiration and the giggle. xo

John Decker said...

The interior decorating in these houses are so beautiful. The light blue colors really accent the white walls and the overall floor plan. I love coming across sites like this because it gives me some new ideas for home improvements. I really want to build a Spiral Staircase in my beach house that connects the great room to the basement. It is a little smaller space so it would fit perfectly.


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