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, May 28, 2013

Why I cant grow grass in my backyard!

Henry why you looking so quilty???

Not my regal boy, he doesn't do anything wrong

I mean look at this face!

another time i cant straighten up my pics! but look how Henry sits, he's so prim and proper

 AND THEN there's Archie

Hey Stella wanna play? Henry just can't keep up!

happiness      2 Bostons in the backyard with wonderful weather and wildflowers

Monday, May 27, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Well this sure as heck put a smile on my face!

The postman left this on my doorstep this am and my happy adreneline tipped the scales. I have been dying to see this adorable prim doll, made from Peanut of Countryfolk Keepsakes, check her shop out on Etsy if you want one. They are more than reasonably priced btw. I feel a little bit quilty about that but hey she priced them.

Before i show her cuteness, let me share my loved other prim pieces,

this gal is just precious and she was made by Karen (Cookie) De Greve of Curds n Whey

this piece is just as stunning as a vintage Steiff, its a Brady Bear, made by Karen Brady

and i dont know what happend here with the picture, i cant flip it ugh, but this angel is another favorite of mine, by Patty Kelly Trevino of Dogpatch Primitives, maybe its just too flipping gorgeous you'll get hysterical blindness if you look to long!

 this special piece from Starla Myers of

ok so i'm opening the package and grinning ear to ear


 how sweet look at this lil xtra goodie!

i kinda like her here

if you like any of these pieces check these places to purchase them.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

With all the small stuff

going on in my day to day, i realized how ridiculous i am for complaining about things that can be fixed, things that really arent worth the stress i let them give me. i havent had a moment to think about anything outside of my small world.
taking breath and realizing that life can change at any moment.  How terrifying to see and hear this coming at you and what do you do with a small amount of warning?!?

the people in Oklahoma are so resiliant. i watched them looking battered and shell shock saying  things like, we will rebuild,  we are alive,this is our home and we'll stay, God granted me two wishes.

I guess i'm partial to the Red Cross, they have amazing volunteers, but there are other organizations that are there to help, so we should rally around them.

Pray for those whose hearts are broken from loss of their loved ones and the horrible disruption in their lives.

this great pic was taken from my friend Cookie DeGreve's facebook page. She is amazing.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I'm finally on Facebook!

After 9 years i finally bit the bullet and signed on! I sent a few contact requests, which was hard to do but maybe i'll get some people to like me. Its hard to ask for people to like you isnt it? cringe.
so a couple of things, First Thank you Karen Brady for spotlighting a couple of artists on your blog including me
for having a work in the Prims Magazine Summer 2013 issue

and secondly and very importantly the wind beneath my wings, Jan of Digital Antiques, for making the most Nostalgic Folk Art banner! she totally got the essence of who i am and what i do, she did all the colors and design just from a little hinitng. She  is amazing!

dontcha think?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Look What I Just Bought!

This lil primitive doll makes me smile. She is a hoot and the gal that made her is so funny too,have you seen her blog?!  Karen Pender or Peanut of Country Folk Keepsakes, has opened up an

and here she is

how could you not smile looking at her. Too Cute!!!

Congrats on your new endeavor Peanut, I'm sure you'll be super busy keeping up with the orders you'll be getting! Can't wait to get this imp.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Things that make me

and  give me so much

well of course these fellas
Henry and Archie sleeping tho Henry woke because he sensed a photo moment, notice the paw on Archies head.

Archie having a dream and eyes fluttering, so danged cute

and this makes me so happy !
food from my garden

finding joy in the small things makes every day a treasure. cliche but true

New Work on its way to Provincetown!

Mike from Bowersock Gallery just pulled out of my driveway with 2 boxes on my new work so
please visit them at to see some new items and other works

With closing my website (done 6/25/13) my work will only be sold on my etsy site and at my galleries. but i will post new work here as i make it.

 Good Bye!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Such a cool ad campaign!

My dear friend Cookie sent me this great ad campaign.

Colgate has created a very ingenious advertising campaign to promote their dental floss.

All right ......... now that you've had time to quietly observe the images .......

* in the first photograph, you might have noticed that the lady has one finger too many on her left hand

* in the second photograph, a phantom arm is floating behind

* and in the third photograph, the man has only one ear

The campaign attained its purpose.

It proved that food debris on your teeth draws more attention than any physical defect does.

How well did you do ???

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pick Up Prims Summer Magazine 2013

If you get this magazine your gonna see some really wonderful works by some wonderful artists. One of my favorite primitive artists is Karen Brady of Brady Bears

I feel we are like minded gals with similar tastes, tho i wish my studio was as neat as hers, and Karen is a great gal too. To get to know her better, visit her blog and to see more of her delightful work check out her website.

here is the cover of the issue we both have work shown in (although i have only one pic giggle)

Look at these bears!
I really love my Brady Bear and he looks great no matter where i put him in my home.  Its always great to find a piece that makes you smile everytime you see it. You cannot go wrong with one of her pieces so check her out.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Easy Decisions!

Back from vacation in the Smokies, Bryson City and lots of soul searching, here is me and my boy, Kipp enjoying a family hike, Dan taking pics. I left the camera at home and Dan used his phone, still trying to find the other photos. I am so bad with computers and gadgets. But your aware of that by my messy blog and soon to be finished website.

Just wanted to let you know that i've decided to close my Nostalgic Folk Art website. It was NOT a tough choice and i'll tell you why,   I am keeping my etsy Nostalgic Folk Art shop, which seems to get more traffic and this year more sales than my site has in awhile.   Spending so much for hosting is not making any sense to me when i sell more work at galleries then i ever did or have online. I'll be opening a facebook page finally i guess so between tmy blog, etsy and the galleries I'm gonna be good. The Nostalgic Folk Art domain will remain mine as i may decide to start a website up again, who knows but for now these other things are keeping me super busy!  here are the galleries that sell my work

Artstream Gallery

56 North Main Street

Rochester, NH 03867

603 330-0333 or

Bowersock Gallery

373 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

508 487-4994

and 2nd location

137 E. 4th Ave

Mount Dora, FL 32757

352 729-2415

Florida Museum For Women Artists

100 N. Woodland Blvd Suite1,

Deland Fl, 32720

386 873-2976

Main Street Gallery

51 N Main St

Clayton, GA 30525


Panorama Antiques Folk Art & Antiques

1925 Cherokee

St. Louis MO 63118


Riverside Antiques

150 Tomoka Avenue, suite A

Ormond Beach, FL 32174

386 290-0608

http://www.riversideantiquesshop   Solo Cedros

309 South Cedros Avenue

Cedros Design District

Solana Beach, Ca 92075

858 794 - 9016

Thank you for your support and friendship! See you here or at
and my new obsesssssion

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