Vintage Cars, 50’s Fashion and the art trail…

A weekend away immersed in the art trail and the incredible Phoenix Sculpture Garden made for a memorable 2 days. But that was not all.

Look what else we stumbled across…

Samford valley art trail pc 071_4000x3000

A vintage car show. Blokes drooling over relics of the past, buffed to a high sheen and sparkling chrome. (The cars, not the blokes…)

Samford valley art trail pc 086_4000x3000

Others a-flame with air-brushed beauty.

Then I spotted that icon of the flower children from the 1960’s, now the back packer’s darling for trundling around Australia. The VW in all it’s rusted glory…

Samford valley art trail pc 090_4000x3000

Covered in stickers and the memorabilia from that era.

Of course the iconic Holden FJ with bench seats made for smooching had to be there too.

Samford valley art trail pc 088_4000x3000

This young women stood out in the flamboyant style of the 50’s. But the mobile phone is a sign of these times…

Samford valley art trail pc 079_3000x4000

She is in a hurry. I wonder where she is hurrying to, so I follow along.

And I am taken on a trip down memory lane to my teenage years.

Samford valley art trail pc 103

To the background sound of rock n roll these locals strut their stuff all dolled up in the fashions from the 1950’s. Do you remember them?

Samford valley art trail pc 106_3000x4000

Samford valley art trail pc 110_3000x4000

Samford valley art trail pc 111_3000x4000

Samford valley art trail pc 112_4000x3000

It was so much fun.

Samford valley art trail pc 030_4000x3000

Samford valley art trail pc 116_4000x3000

Samford valley art trail pc 029_4000x3000

This was one of the more unusual studios. An old train carriage, surrounded by a glowing garden, converted into an art studio.

Samford valley art trail pc 036_3000x4000

So that is just a small taste of the weekend. It was varied, interesting and very inspiring.

The icing on the cake was the Airbnb accommodation we stayed in. A delightful, well-travelled couple invited us into their home surrounded by bush, warmed with a wood fire and sharing a glass of wine and good conversation. A comfortable bed lulled us to sleep and birds woke us next morning. And it only cost $50 with a light evening meal and breakfast. I LOVE Airbnb…

A perfect weekend away.

Categories: Airbnb, art trail, Australia, photos, Samford | Tags: , , , | 40 Comments

Post navigation

40 thoughts on “Vintage Cars, 50’s Fashion and the art trail…

  1. Pingback: Vintage Car Show | 2Broke2Save

  2. Pingback: Vintage Cars, 50’s Fashion and the art trail… — gypsy life – Fashion to Fiction…

  3. Pingback: Can’t go wrong with a little 50’s car’s and style. Am I right?

  4. The 50’s clothes are very fun – as are the cars and art studio – but the main reason I am leaving a comment (besides saying hello as well) – is because I was just reading that Airbnb is getting in trouble with some cities – like Paris! Guess they want things more regulated and say it is “illegal” to rent the way Airbnb does ?? I do not know – but I know that people seem to live it and sounds lie you and J do as well –
    Anyhow – hope you at enjoying your break – no reply needed – take care – Xxoo 😎❤️❤️❤️❤️


    • G’day Y lovely to hear from you. What a pity to hear that the “powers that be” are trying to regulate Airbnb. Hope they leave it alone as it is SUCH a good concept. I am enjoying my “artistic” break. Not producing any masterpieces but trying lots of new techniques. Hope all is going well in your corner of the world.

      Liked by 1 person

      • yes P – things are nice – enjoying the simple things of summer – or at least trying to – we have a house guest who is making a painting and I just decided I want to jump in and paint too – so I am going to do a one day painting piece – not sure what yet…. but feeling the itch.
        thanks for the reply – and sending artistic energy your way – 🙂


  5. I love the comments! Bit like the ‘good old days’ 🙂 🙂 But no transfers/tattoes please!


  6. Great stuff!


  7. It looks as if you have plenty of good short trips close to him. What a good way to spend a weekend!


  8. What a great (and very colourful) post, Pauline. I love those dresses and the also the sign on the side of that old VW – do not overtake overturning vehicle – LOL 😀


  9. Marvellous weekend there PP. Love those outfits and that pale pastel pink hair!


  10. Lovely, and I like that blue dress, imagine having the waist for it – but perhaps you have!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. What a great way to spend a weekend. Lots of V Dubs around here and in better shape than that one, though I did find a very unhappy Morris Minor last Sunday. I now fancy a weekend away myself… maybe after the tennis finishes 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sitting watching with your strawberries and cream? Our 2 young aussies are a bit controversial aren’t they…
      You must have lots of places to go for a weekend in your part of the world.

      Liked by 1 person

      • I haven’t seen anyone in the crowd with strawberries and cream, I wonder if they still do that? You do see glasses of Pimms though. Not the same.


        • I guess you will be glued to the set and cheering Andy on. How amazing is Serena???


          • I never used to watch women’s tennis as I found it boring, but it is much better these days. The ladies final was very good, could have gone either way as both excellent players. Serena’s serve was hard to beat though on the day. She is a good role model to young women. Getting ready for the match now, bowls of strawberries at the ready 😀

            Liked by 1 person

  12. Great photos, Pauline. Loved those blast from the past fashions. I didn’t have the pink hair, but the polka dots definitely ring a bell. 🙂


  13. Would be my kind of weekend, Pauline – nicely varied, good accommodation and some art to boot! Glad you followed that lady in a hurry…the 50s fashions were a fun sight


I love to receive comments, maybe we could start a conversation.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at



Traveller Interrupted

In Pursuit of Uninterrupted Freedom


loving life in the slow lane ... still finding my way with photography and painting :)

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.

Still Restlessjo

Roaming, at home and abroad

Touring My Backyard

Rediscovering Singapore

Hairbells and Maples

Gardening, exploring, photography, Six on Saturday

anna warren portfolio

looking for beauty in the small things

Margaret Hall Fine Art


A wonderful sheep

Navigating the creative seas

Curls n Skirls

del's sewing stuff


Travels in Paradise


Photography and Sketching ... Observations ...


here, there and other places

Brizzy Mays Books and Bruschetta

Predominately Books But Other Stuff Too

The Eternal Traveller

Remembering past journeys, recording current trips and planning for the next one!

Womanseyeview's Blog

Nothing profound and a few of my photos

%d bloggers like this: