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!

















Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Nostalgic Folk Art on The Merc for August

Check out all the new work on The Merc!
here is my Nostalgic Folk Art for August
BabyCake's Adventure, a fancy lil imp with her trusty steed.



and the Gentleman Guest a really different Christmas piece(s).

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The days goes by so fast

I cant believe a week has gone by! Last Sat. am my neighbor and i had a yard sale. The weather was brutal, just so hot but Iris and I had a nice time and sold some goodies. She realllllllllyyyyy sold a fortune in children's outdoor play items and car seats. The best thing was a train set she had where your tot could sit on it and it would go on the track around your yard. What kid wouldnt love that!
Me i sold some old items like an antique child's wheel barrow and gardening set, a couple of old radios, old glass ware and stuff like that super cheap, my hardly ever used bread machine went for $1.00, i just couldnt stand the clutter any longer.

 Thank goodness we had dinner plans as the heat wore me out and the last thing i wanted to do was cook, so seeing some comfortable friends, the kind where you can come in a t shirt with an unnoticed stain, and say things unfiltered without them saying your a weirdo or even caring.

Lori and Greg McMullen just moved into their beautiful home and invited us and Molly and Derrick Justice, and Beth and Greg Miliken over for a delicious dinner. Lori is a social butterfly and a really wonderful host. She had drinks and snacks prior to her spanish pasta and 1905 salad dinner.
Pictures were taken but as usual most of them came out too dark but thought i share those that somewhat turned out.  And its a great  excuse to show off  one of Greg's work. He's a talented painter and a collector of folk and outsider art, their home is like a comfortable gallery.
Derrick makes the most beautiful furniture and wish i had pics of  some of his work as it is pretty incredible, maybe he'll get Molly to get him a blog going so he can sell to the masses!

Derrick me and Greg, somehow i always find the booze and food. Oh look at that great iron gate in side and the view of the pool.

Lori and Molly and her new counter top!

Hi Greg!

Greg and Beth

Greg's painting in my home.
Greg has a wonderful blog, Vintage Daytona, check it out sometime 
 hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
AND may all your pics turn out!



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sleepy Angels

I have the cutest Bostons ever!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Collecting is Adicting!

Well thats a posting on Tdipt blog and its so true! I have tons of collections and cannot stop. Although i am having a yard sale sat. to get rid of some things i'm tired of, i'm sure i'll use the xtra cash to find something else needed in a bare spot in my home. Love love love architectual rusty chipppy and faded things, they are so frail and beautiful and craftmanship in these items is above and beyond the massed produced items today.

here are some pics of a small amount of my tons collections

Love the old colors and graphics in these tins on top of my fridge, geeze i think i can get a couple more in there!
Love vintage dishes, they really enhance our holiday dinning experience


and something about old garden tools and flower frogs make my indoors feel like a country outdoors, does that make sense?
Happy Collecting!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

art esprit: Carol Roll :: New work in the gallery!

Well i'm not computer savy at all but i wanted to share that i am in a new gallery in New Hampshire, called Art Stream , click on the New work in the gallery to get to their blog site

art esprit: Carol Roll :: New work in the gallery!: Guppies Queen of the Sea Pout!  Very excited to have these new pieces by Carol Roll available in the gallery. Each piece is e...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Got this im my mail and had to share

The topic was Why Men Shouldnt do Advice Colums and it had me laughing out loud. ENJOY! 

click on it to enlarge picture

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Nostalgic Folk Art on Ebay this week

Got this sweet lil figure on ebay, with no reserve price. She is a Queen Anne inspired figure called The Faded Flower.



If you get a moment check out all the goodies the tdipt ladies have on ebay right now.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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