Nostalgic Folk Art was born in 2004. I came up with Nostalgic Folk Art name for my paper mache figures because I love the older things that remind me of my childhood and of innocent times. They are figures of folks both childish and impish and I love vintage folk art so putting nostalgic with folk art was/is a perfect and fitting name for my lil figures and business.

Thank you for taking the time to visit!

And when your done visiting here, I'd love for you to check out my work on my etsy shop,

The Best to you always!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nostalgic Folk Art TDIPT Mercantile offerrings for Dec

The Tdipt Mercantile updates for the first of them month are in and here are examples of some of the cute prim and wonderful work you can find there, just click on the tab to the right (TDIPT) and you'll see even more work from Cookie, Peanut and the rest of the TDIPT ladies.
Here's Gingerbelle from Peanut of Countryfolks Keepsakes

How sweet is she?! What an adorable addition to your holiday decorations!

Here is a Curds N Whey reindeer from Cookie that needs a prim home to bring cheer to!

From whimsical to prim to find work like these along with stitcheries, wood cabins, wood furniture and home decor, paper mache, paper clay, candles and sents all hand made by the TDIPT folk artists.

Here are my offerrings for Tdipt Mercantile Dec.

Old Raggedy Ski Bear

Baby Jingles Finger Puppet

St. Nick

Make sure you check out all the new prim items and great things for your Christmas decorating and gifts!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hoping your Thanksgiving is as wonderful as it can be and wishing the best for you and happiness in something every day!

I know difficult times have come upon so many of us, including my own family, be it health issues, family dynamics, financial and a host of other problems that all of us face at one time or another. Life has its ups and downs and sometimes it just smacks us in the face with things we are unprepared for.

A family member is fighting a good battle right now with her health and there are momemts I am paralized with sorrow. Yet there are things that are good that happen throughout the day and i am grateful for them. I am thankful for everything my family has formed me to be, and the experiences I have had with them. I am so thankful for all the support and love they have given me throughout the years. No matter what happens, what the future brings I am so thankful I was born to my parents.

I am thankful to by the grace of God been born in this great country.
To have a wonderful family and friends, a place to live, and to be blessed to have the best job for me ever.

I am hoping that you find joy and happiness in your life and that this Thanksgiving you can enjoy all this is good in your life.

Now here is a bit of joy for you from me!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Something Cool to Check Out

Hey, I participated in a online survey called the "Glyph Project". It's by an artist (Margaret Schnebly Hodge) who's trying to find out what meanings people give to specific things like lines, textures, colors and shapes. The answers you provide give a kind of “physicality” to current cultural belief systems. She will read responses and see how / if the meanings have changed compared to our ancestors, how individuals in our culturally blended America see things as compared to earlier America, and how/if our responses influence her personal belief system and existing art work. Have fun with this survey and please spread the word about this project. The survey is 18 questions (need to be age 18 and over), located on the glyph website at You can contact her at

Margaret and me a few years ago, she's a really amazing artist and actually encouraged me to do art shows waaaaaaaayyyyy back in the begining.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Holidazzle was a Treat!

Yesterday was the Holidazzle Christmas show put on by our local museum. They invited 20 local artists to set up a for a Christmas show for members.
I didnt bring my camera but Tee Thompson of Hot Metal Mama did and am waiting for pics from her. Then you'll be able to see pics of her outstanding work(check this and some other wonderful pieces from that ladies there.

Anyway I got all these pics sent to me from the show and I really loved them because just randomly I was setting up and a photo was taken of that and a lil figure was showing that i hadnt set out yet and wasnt going to til later that evening.

But the coolest thing was here is a pic of a sweet lady who bought that particular lil figure, I guess she's showing it to someone at her table (lunch was served)

And here she's smiling! What a great gift this pic was. She had unwrapped it and was looking at it and smiling. My day and night has totally been made. What a really nice gesture sending that my way!

Thanks Virginia or Ginger Rivera of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum :)!!! is her blog

Saturday, November 13, 2010

What a Week! What a Day!

After a very bad week for my family, this day has been so wonderful! The sun is shining and the weather is fantastic and we are going to a neighborhood party tonight. A pan of my chicken is simmering in the oven and I just uploaded some pics to share of the 72 mile yard sale we went to this am, although we didnt do the entire thing we were gone for 3 hrs! In our rush to the next sale we left behind an antique doll bed ($3.00) ha ha ha, well it would of hurt more if I didnt get a McCoy white tulip water pitcher for $2.50 or some vintage canning jars for a buck and a few other goodies for next to nothing plus it was just so much fun the thrill of the hunt and to be outside on such a glorious day! Hope you enjoy the pics that turned out as there werent very many :)

First the bostons which always make me smile laugh or roll my eyes.

Breakfast for the boys, Henry to the right, Archie to the left.

Archie trying to get me to stay and play

Dan loading a box in the truck just in case we find something! Just like an Eagle Scout he's always prepared. And yes we used that box!

So beautiful along A1A where the yard sale runs

We pass Martins which is my favorite place to eat shrimp and lobster! They have surf and turf specials $13.95 for lobster and steak and i swear it is soooooo goooood!

Yahoo! the first sale along the way and got a set of Johnson & Johnson Bros dishes and Dan got an ugly chair!
Look at the house next to it with all the humongous pirate figures! AARRRRR

Back on the road

Faster than a speeding bullet! Superman has nothing on me when i see a Yard Sale sign!

Dan checking out the address of the next huge parking lot sale! Serious business huh?!

sigh i hate when things that are so cool fade away......

This is a vintage massager and if i still had Cultured Pearl's (my antique business) i would of gotten this lil gem for a 5 spot!

A slice of pizza for the ride home and finally skyping with KIPP!!!

Oh wait this was next to the pizza place and for obvious reasons had to take a pic!!! giggle

now off the get ready for this evening and EVERyONe HAVE THE BEST DAY POSSIBLE!!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Check out these shows

Little Things Mean Alot at the Swan Coach House in Atlanta Ga

Holidazzle here at the Ormond Memorial Gardens Museum.

Both of these shows start Nov. 18th and each will have a few of my figures for sale so if your in or around the area check them out for some really cool and unusual holiday shopping.

Also make sure you check the goodies at Tdipt Mercantile and just sign up for to be on their mailing list to be eligible for some AMAZING work the artists are giving away for TDIPT's birthday celebration.

This silly lil piece was done by Tee Thompson (Hot Metal Mama) and me for the give a way.

Ok then everyone have the best day possible.

My First Written Review/Kinda like your first dollar, I treasure this dearly

"Carol Roll is a relative new-comer, creating folk art for four years, now. Her paper mache figures reflect significant talent. At first glance, her angels, people, mermaids, and animals may appear cute and dear. At closer look, they are sophisticated, with detailed, expressive faces, each unique. Roll's work is anything but mass produced. It's the real deal. "

Linda Knopf Southern FolkArt Magazine 2008