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.


My blog is just to get a more personal view of Nostalgic Folk Art what inspires me. 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, www.etsy.com/shop/NostalgicFolkArt











The Best to you always!

















Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sat morning at Images Art Festival

Images Art Festival in New Smynra Beach Fl. is a wonderful outting and especially today as the weather was just perfect and the sea air so crisp.
i didnt take pics of the artists there as most do not like their work photographed w/o their permission but Dan took(with her permission) Trish Thompson and me admiring some of her new work. Trish is a popular Florida artist and her work is valued and collected by many all over the country.


I met her formally through my friend, who was also set up there,


Um Tee its me


Here is a view of some of her incredible work, one day I'm gonna have one of those doors!


and what about this fence, she also does amazing fireplace screens


and of course the boxes she is known for


Lots of dogs there so that was really nice to see and all well behaved. No way i could of taken our Boston boys but i really missed them seeing all the cuties there here are some pics of that and the farmers market next to the art show.



what a good and patient boxer


these sweethearts in their sat morn jammies

sitting in the shade eating a philly cheesteak with extra cheese sauce, Dan is a good boy he had a grilled grouper sandwich and listening to German polka music. It was too early for a beer tho.






Florida living!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Truly Best Day Ever!



Oh look at the face on Dan! We are letting the boys out one last time before we head out to Mt. Dora for the Renningers Antique Extravaganza. It is one of our favorite things, hunting for treasures for the house and for our folk art.

It is an excrutiating hour or so drive and once there


my heart starts to race and i envision all the wonderful things to see! Look at all the cars!


Admission for two please


I'm just gonna post some pics for ya'll to see. We got a few lil things but not the crock we were hoping to find. I mean they were there but yeesh the prices were pretty high.






Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happiest New Year to Everyone!

Geeze I'm still recovering from Christmas in Brrrradford Pa. It was freezing and poor Henry and Archie, but we did have winter coats for them. Here are some pics of the cold and the fur boys. Dan had the wonderful job of being dog walker but the boys figured it out quickly to do thier things asap giggle Archie lost his coat running to get in the house and he reminded me of the cowardly lion in the scene from The Wizard of Oz when he ran from Oz, Archie literally jumped the entire stairs to get to the back door.




Henry and Archie did get comfy THank God. As it is very stressful for me anyway to be a visitor in someone's home and also to have two dogs even tho they are agreeable to them.



Kipp is in Ireland and we did mangage to skype him and i'm adding this as i found the pics of him




And to stay sane and comfy it seems like i had a much needed drink in my hand the entire time!


Oh I forgot to mention Dan's parents have a shrine in their basement to the Buffalo Bills football team, they even decorated a tree down there in homage to them.




Oh Lord the party (of one) is starting!



Here come Julie and now IT'S ON!!!!




Girls gone wild!!! What else can ya do when its under 10 degrees outside and you know the Lutefisk or Lutefish is a coming! btw the music was Christmas stuff! Nothing can keep us girls down!

Another day another cocktail! Notice my fat stomache at this point. Its called the Bradford Bloat and its from living like Elvis Presley's last years in only 4 days!


Again just two ladies visiting giggle. um Looks like Janet couldnt refuse the scarf, which by the way some how became well see if the pics tell the story. I told my nephew who quietly was filming this episode, this better not end up anywhere!




Carley showing Janet how to do the stinkey foot dance. hee hee!!!


Enough of that nonsense and so glad i have tons of pics! i may need them in the future giggle.

Janet had a beautiful table set for the very special Swedish food.


But first Glug (its a warm wine thing)


Keegan dear (my nephew) are you enjoying your Glug?


Its so important to learn about other cultures and enjoy their wonderful foods and cocktails.


Next is the salt pork, which Dan is carving. It has been salted for i think around 21 days and you take the brine and dip this delicious homemade rye bread in it.


Aaaaaahhhhh yes to the fragrent and eye watering Lutefike or Lutefish. Gobble gobble Carley!


dont hog it all make sure Keegan has plenty!


Keegan is so enjoying the wonderful aroma of fish cured in lye!



I do so enjoy seeing the children enjoy all the holiday has to bring giggle


Actually i have acquired some immunity to lutefiske and can eat a small spoonful of it.
What i have learned in all my years is that you just have to enjoy the small joys in life and try to find the humor in everythng and if ya cant have a vodka martini!

happiest of New Years to YOU and your family!

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