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!

















Sunday, September 29, 2013

added more items to My Crowded Little Nest Etsy shop


Here is a small sample of the some of the new items i just listed.

West Germany metal mesh penny purse
some wonderful retro and kitschy aprons

millinery finds
vintage Circus Circus Las Vegas souvenir key chain
great owl graphic Bridge Tally cards new old stock
So many more collectibles and vintage supplies for all your art and crafting ideas and projects!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

running through my head

http://www.last.fm/music/Nancy+Sinatra+&+Lee+Hazlewood/_/Summer+Wine
Summer Wine by Nancey Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood



  I'm so obsessed with this song!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lots of Vintage Christmas goodies!

trying to find vintage halloween items is tough but i can still find those wonderful kitschy vintage Christmas goodies and i have just listed some new things on My Crowded Little Nest etsy site
(including a silly retro half face mask for Halloween) here's som pics

ok even tho this is vintage, i'm thinking 1970's you could update this look with 2 top knot pony tails and put on a tankini and go as zombie Miley! giggle 


  to see more of this jolly fella you'll have to visit my etsy shop
 an old paper mache candy container nodder
 wouldnt these make great ornaments?
 little bell ornaments so sweet

 these arent Christmas bells but they would make great presents, sweet bakers and cooks
will be adding some retro glasses, jewelry and vintage aprons!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New items on My Crowded Little Nest

will be adding more especially vintage Christmas item later this afternoon


milk glass ornie
 kitschy retro Lefton kitchen
 retro Thanksgiving platter
 vintage Boyd ruby red glass owl
 kitschy retro glass Poodle wine decanters

Friday, September 13, 2013

New Nostalgic Folk Art on Etsy

Love this and may decide to keep! Dan and i made this wonderful Farmhouse cottage styled Mail box/letter holder

with removable vintage wide clips for your larger envelopes and mags!






Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hot off Stella's Blog!

 this is important enough to interrupt Henry's yoga session!



I got this off of one of my favorite blogs to visit, Thru Stella's Eyes, http://thrustellaseyes.blogspot.com

The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would require that convicted animal abusers - just like convicted sex offenders - register with the division of criminal justice services.
AND those who have been convicted of abusing and torturing animals would also have to undergo a required psychiatric evaluation and would be banned from ever owning pets again.
It's the first state to do this!


Hopefully other states will follow this common sense law!


 Thanks for spreading the good news Stella!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

2 things to share


Tee Thompson my wandering friend sent me a picture of this at a Wal Mart somewhere in the northeast coast. I guess this is Wal Mart Nation camping. and Kipp sent me a picture of some of the delicious food he is enjoyin in Poland. Cheesey cabbage patties are especially good. apparantly the kraut and pickled foods are incredibley delicious over there. No way he would eat kraut here nor have i ever seen Kipp eat a pickle!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Nostalgic Folk Art heading to Panorama Folk Art

Panorama Folk Art in
 St. Louis, MO will be doing another Creepy Christmas and I'll be sending some work there for Halloween and Christmas. There will be unique pieces there as always and fun fun fun for those that want something a lil different in holdiay decor

Crazy Baby heading there



Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Nostalgic Folk Art of Etsy

I made another Ode to Mom Santos and this is more in my kitchen witches style, hope you like her!





Wednesday, September 4, 2013

This is going to be a great show

Greetings!  Our new exhibit begins September 7 and promises to be a great show!  We are featuring art from private collections.  Vintage pieces from celebrated self-taught artists will be on display until October 15. 

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