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, November 30, 2012

New Nostalgic Folk Art for December Updates on The Merc

I've really been on a bear kick, I just finished making a ton of lil rabbit and bear ornies the last couple of months and it seems i get on these kicks, make a ton of what type of figures I'm into and then change to the next type of figure. Anyway its bears right now and so here are my latest for December. They are paper mache made to look like old raggedy worn and faded toys.

Mini Marvels Show at Main Street Gallery

 I'm proud to be one of the artists in this show! An ornament is a great keepsake gift and at this show there are tons!

a couple of my ornies in the center tree

Oh and tonight i list my brand new piece for December and it is a really LARGE piece. Dont forget to check out TDIPT after 9pm tonight and see everyone's goods for sale first hand.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Small Start to Christmas

I just started decorating this past sunday and this year its gonna be toned down. So this is my toned down indoor holiday home. Hope you enjoy the pics.

Hoping you have the most wonderful season possible.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Nostalgic Folk Art figure

Just finished her up yesterday and listed her on my website. I also added items to my Etsy shop,but here is Your Driving me Crazy!

 she was so much fun to make and what a face!
 hands on hips she aint having it!
 What an impossible imp!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well its well past 3pm and its all over, over here. Dinner cooked and served, mom and sis gone. I'm bloated and tired and Dan was last seen on the couch watching football.

Sleepy and very happy. Happy that our garden provided so much food for us, happy the food came out good (except the goat cheese cakes from Southern Living , but i didnt add the pepper stuff so my fault) , happy no squabbling, and mostly happy that i'm filled with joy knowing the people i love love me too and they are happy. Thats the most i ever want.

Here are some pics of our Thanksgiving.

 These are all flowers from my garden! so beautiful! they really made us all so happy!
me slaving away and making everything between the stove and lil toaster oven

The table, vintage dishes (we all got our quota of lead i guess), collard green salad, turnip and beet au gratin,salmon olive and cream cheese on spanish crackers,corn bread pudding,goat cheese cakes and of course meat and stuffing and rolls and gravy and cherry cobler. alot of food for the 4 of us and Kipp is gonna be so mad he missed this but we'll skype later and i'll tell him it was all terrible.  giggle
Wishing everyone the best possible today and everyday through everything

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nostalgic Folk Art, Wish You Were Here

Just added this Florida vacationer who is proudly posing with the fish she caught of our Florida shores!

She is made with paper mache of course, her fish is a vintage swizzle stick, her esparillos have plastic vintage roses on them, her bathing cap a paper flower, and her fishing pole has wire, a painted bead , a bingo #, and careful please a vintage tiny tiny fish hook.

This would look really cute with your collection of mermaids, or if you have old mariner items, vintage bathing beauties. Wish You Were Here is a doll!

The Yearly 72 Mile yard sale!

Because apparantley i dont have enough stuff!!  Its a sickness but its an inexpensive one and it doesnt harm anyone as Dan has it too.

Do i need more old stuff?

Look at my den, so many things i enjoy and that make me smile and bring joy.

 even my kitchen window sil has stuff on it.
my living room window sills is filled as well 
 so off Dan and i go to the 72 mile yard sale! lip gloss in pocket hair pulled back keds on!

first sale and got a painted tray kinda rusty but fruit still bright

the weather was misty with light sprinkles throughout the morning
i feel like at the end of the world so peaceful (for about the next 20 mins then everyone is out!)

 Dan checking out the sales for a sec.

 the weather made for choppy waves
 in Flager there was the Tommy Tant surf festival.

 some businesses had yard sales too.

 Dan checking out the crocks but no sale
 onward to St. Augustine a very beautiful city even on a grey day

 we ate lunch at Cafe Eleven and had the brunch, the french toast was the best ever! this place was recomended to us and didnt disapoint even tho its seems like a hipster joint inside, very healthy sandwiches, no pastrami or corned beef which i was craving but the brunch was great.
after lunch we headed home and here are some of the goodies we found.

perfect to go with a Karen Brady Bear, some old stuffed figures, the dacshaund and seal are Steiff's and the lil rabbit (my fav) may be too not sure. 

an old fertilizer sign and some McCall's store signs, an engineering box an old teapot and look at Henry so nosey giggle

 an old rolling pin, vintage snow globes (plastic kitcshy fun), old biscuit tin and donkey cigarette dispenser a grape box and finally a cutout of Washington in a tiny frame.
they are cleaned up and dispersed except for the donkey, Dan had to break the ice and buy something and that vintage donkey was it.

last year we really got nothing but we had a blast on the hunt.

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