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!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Phew! Getting back to work!

Thank goodness all the hustle and bustle of the holiday is over! Love it but dang it i'm a hermit and like to get back to my simple life. Hope as your reading this your doing well and recouped from all the holiday shennanigans.
Anyway i've added a couple of new figures to my website and so here they are,

I know Christmas is over, but i just couldnt part with these and used them in my own holiday decor. so here are some ellies decking the halls, fa la la la la la la la la

Very Prim Blessings and i'm on a tear making these types of prim gals, one more i've added and 3 more types to come.

Shiny Apples! would you take an apple from her?

Yep here is another one of this type of figures i'm stuck on for now, but now that i've said it i'm in the mood to make sweet lil bears and ellies. go figure
a faded and lovely angel.

Anyway here they are and may be off to the galleries in a day or so, so if you've gotten some holdiay $ and are in need of something new to dust (and give you joy), check out my site.

Have the best day possible!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Love from Talented Friends

Just a couple of shots of beautiful work done by some talented friends I thought i'd share. Maybe you'd like to have some of their work as well if so check out their websites and blogs!

Cookie DeGreve/Curds n Whey made this wonderful reindeer and also the raggedy ann doll in the chair that is out all year long.

The crow and santa stocking are from Patty Kelly Trevino of Dogpatch Primitives

Audrey from Bay Ray's Child made this santa

This crow is out all year and was made by Starla Meyers of Briar Rabbit Primitives

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Almost Done Decorating

But i did take some pics and here they are, hope you enjoy them.

My faded Angel which i was gonna offer on The Merc this month but thought i'd hang on to her for a bit. A great lil bear, vintage tiny angel bells, old lights and an old sign.

Hope and Joy spelled with vintage type setter blocks

a small view of my once garden room now full of Christmas!

This tree has our old and faded and delicate ornies

One of my unsold ski bears, which is really one of my favs so I'm just using him in my own holiday decor

This is the tree that is the most fun! it is full of ornies that were given to us and ornies that we found so ridiculous.

Ok i just love those old plastic Christmas ornies!

a small collection of vintage Christmas boxes, some filled!

My shrine to the things Kipp made when he was little.Peanut's beautiful cardinal and one of my unsold Christmas pieces.

We really need more vintage ornies!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Already! New Work on TDIPT and Site

Here it is the first of the month listing, if your Christmas or Holiday shopping for something different head over to the TDIPT Mercantile (click on the button on right side) where you'll see some really great made from the heart items.

Here are my offerrings this month

Little Sister, An Upstanding Gal (Angel)and Before Alice

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

TDIPT's Winter Wonderland on Ebay

Check out my lil skiing snow imp on ebay as part of the TDIPT Winter Wonderland group launch. There are lots of beautiful one of a kind folk art pieces listed on ebay starting today as part of our group getting into the Holiday spirit.

so head on over to ebay and type Tdipt in the search and maybe you'll see something you or someone you know just needs for Christmas!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hoping today especially is the best possible and that everyday brings you some happiness!

Thank you for being valued friends, customers and cohorts in my life.

Blessings and Happiness to you!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Such a Fun Week!

First a fun Christmas show, then the 75 mile A1A yard sale (pics forthcoming) and Riverfest.

Here are some pics of local artists at the Holidazzle event.

Patty Alexander, local photographer and mixed media artist with painter, I cant remember her name right now dang it,

Debrah Green

Hello Noel

Trish Viera painter and Noel jewelery maker

Nancy Neeb jeweler

Sexy Barbara in red (she works at the Ormond Memorial Museum)with the sweetest painter who also works in the art dept at the museum! She sold out her work early!

Carol Thornton painter and Linda potter and jeweler and beekeeper! Sorry the pic is so dark. i couldnt show tons because of my poor photo skills.

More wonderful work and local gals

Hey Janet see something you like?

Me and my lil area

Nov in FL (the view from my lil area)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Back in The Swing of it!

Can you believe it, all year long waiting for vacation and dang it sick during it! ugh but still had some great moments. Kipp was sick first poor fella and then you know how it goes, when one in the family gets it we all do. Anyway here are some Roll vacation photos i'd like to share of Gaitlynburg, TN.

Main view from the cabin we rented

Henry's vacation spot.

my shadow, Archie

A Boy and his dog

our first family outting, Kipp and i feeling a bit tired and i couldnt finish the short trail, should of known what was coming and loaded up on vitamin c

I'll stay here ya'll head on

and ta da trail completed

Cade's Cove,

if you look real close you'll see a bear in here. Lord some people were so rude in the bear jam. i mean take a pic or two and move on people!

there were deer in there

Dan's solitary hike (the sick ones were at the cabin)

final night, finishing up our poker tournament and out to dinner

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of our vacation pics. I cant wait to get back there next year or somewhere in TN, Oct/Nov is a beautiful time there.

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