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 30, 2013

Gonna miss this!

Well i am going to miss my boy, Kipp as he is leaving for Poland next month for his next adventure. He is a young man and is living his life on his terms and doing things most of us dream about. He is in no hurry to settle down, i tell him he hasnt met the right person to make him want to yet. Kipp has the adventurous spirit in him, like my father did. My dad traveled throughout by himself before settling down with my mom when he was almost 30 and in those days 30 was like 60. Why is it when we are young we want to hurry up and be set in the typical family situation, i mean dont we all dream of meeting someone and having a small pink block home with our 2 children, one boy one girl our poodle and living happily ever after. I am an older gal and that was my dream, only i thought i would be married to David Cassidy and sell Avon part time hee hee. Actually i am living that dream pretty much except i sell my paper mache figures and have 2 Boston Terriers. so Kipp is a great cook and last night he made this pork dish he loved while he was in Japan and he made won ton soup. i could smell it cooking as i worked in my studio and finally Viola this is what he served us.
and it was so good!!!!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

My Crowded Little Nest

is getting some goodies added tonight. things like a vintage 1950s parking meter that works! vintage red dice in their package, a precious large Bambi figurine amoungst other item and then this, sooooo nostalgic i can almost smell the Avon ice cream cone lipstick from my childhood.
and a pair of these enamel mugs, i may keep and put them on my kitchen windowsill and grow herbs in them. love the patten and coloring
if you get a moment see all the needfuls there and also check out my "new" work on my Nostalgic Folk Art etsy shop. Work that needed updating or tweeking or just that i've decided needed to be released from my home. like this beauty called Old Alice, I mean after all that tripping, maybe Alice ended up an old mess????

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

the last piece before showing in Atlanta

I'm taking work to Main Street Gallery early this year for Folk Fest in Atlanta. Will be leaving the first of Aug and taking most of the items in my Etsy shop. My etsy shop is the place to get my work at wholesale prices and this funky santos is the last piece i will have completed by the time i leave for Ga. she is called Heart of the Innocent. very simple and primitive full of chippy patina goodness!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Its a Boy!!

Congrats to the young royals!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Another new piece added to Etsy

His name is Bingo and he is a sweet lil boston terrier.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What a sweet give away from

http://confoundedconcoctions.blogspot.com Annette does whimsical happy work and this is a big give away, please check out her blog for more info to win this whimsy.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I found this and

and i think it came from GoldiLoo Woodworks page but not sure anyway i love these and they are so appropriate for those who are going thru something.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hey all you bloggers on my reading list!

With all our busy days, working and family things that have to get done it's probably a struggle to keep up with blogging. I want to give a shout out to Peanut of Country Folks Keepsakes countryfolkkeepsakes.blogspot.com/‎ who in my opinion has a great blog full of her humorous musings, she also ghost writes for Thru Stella's Eyes, a blog written by her lil boston Stella.

I am trying to spend one day a week going thru and reading all the blogs of those who are following me and i follow and sharing some of that with ya'll .



Stella makes me rofl

Stella' s blog is my favorite

Monday, July 1, 2013

New Items on My Crowded Little Nest

Just added some vintage goodies so if your looking for something like this 1930s lithograph Fern Basil Peat illustrated tea set
or your a pig collector, this sweet little bank

or maybe these vintage paper Florida souvenir placemats

  or these amazing from Japan Cocktail party toppers, notice the misspelling of Cocktail (Cacktail)
and i added some imps to my site as well

this lil baby

 this Vintage Jane
 this Simple Joys angel
 and this scarey fella, Something Wicked This Way Comes Carny piece

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