Saturday, April 16, 2011

Surfs Up!

As a young girl  growing up I always wanted to learn how to surf. I watched all the surfing movies and  wore the clothes, alas...  living on Long Island Sound wasn't  exactly conducive to learn how to hang ten,.  So I had to settle for water skiing instead .This easy breezy lifestyle is so popular and adds such a cool vibe to a beach house, or any house for that matter. All that's needed ....a surfboard, and if you don't have one, make one!

 I just had to share some photos from the surf movies that  I loved growing up!.Some of my readers might not know of  the classic surf movies of the 60's, like Beach Blanket Bingo and Blue Hawaii, or Gidget  If you do, it will bring back some memories..

I adored Frankie Avalon! but not as much as I loved......

ELVIS! in Blue Hawaii.
Who can forget Sally Filed as Gidget?

I do want to see Soul Surfer. A story of inspiration
An 80's favorite.

A preppy surfboard headboard

Surfboard shaped mirror adds a modern flair

The wave coffee table by Architect Ron Dimauro
modern chair made from a Paul McClelland.
I love these cookies.
She Groove!

Nate Berkus

Cool table.
Surfboard decals grab the eye.
Surf board turned coffee table.
Sleek and contemporary
Surfer chick chic

A 70's retro beach house


Karena said...

Linda I adore the surfboards made into coffee tables. How great!

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Simple Daisy said...

Love all of those images!!! So happy with the surfboards:)

Robin said...

Love it !! We have 3 boards in our poolroom 2 hanging and one vintage board made into our breakfast bar... they are very cool!!!

beachcomber said...

great pics! gidget was my favourite growing up..i just did a story about her yesterday but haven't posted it yet.
cheryl x

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I loved all your pics of all the different things people do with surfboards for their home decor. The coffee tables are really neat. I loved gidget. She still looks the same too!

Anonymous said...

Love all those surfboards - and good to see "Gidget" again! Love her!
Linda Lan :o)

Desire Empire said...

Gidget is my favourite. Love the shots. You can't beat a surf board as a beachy icon.
Best Carolyn

Haus and Home said...

I loved all the different interior photos with surfboards, down to surf board shaped windows! Love it! Glad you found me and told me about your site :)

michelle said...

These are so wonderful!! I would love to learn how to surf one day but Lake Michigan is not the place to do that. Although I have body boarded in the lake, does that count?! :) Anyway, I would also love a surf board in the house, my eyes have been peeled for one at the right price. :)