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!

















Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Calm after!

It was a great day and all the nerves and cooking and preparations are over. the clean up was all done by 10pm and now all the guests are gone and the home is somewhat clean, i can have a cup of coffee and quietly enjoy the decorations and think of the good day and night we had yesterday.

I took some pictures of my home yesterday am while getting prepared for our family and friends, I'm letting Kipp know how the whole day went as he is in Poland this year,and thought I'd share some of them with you.



Ok gotta put this littel snow gal in. Country Folks Keepsakes is where youll find these sweeties made by Karen Pender who is one of the sweetest funniest gals around!





This is Kipp's 1st baby ornament! also some Christmas goodies he purchased for his us when he was in elementary school. I love them so much!  A smile to start each day!
setting up the buffet









some house proud pictures of our little home by the ocean, a great way to protect your furniture from food and alcohol mishaps, I cover my chairs with vintage Christmas tablecloths.



Now my couch is a rough and terribley distress leather mess but it is so comfortable and the crochet bedspread is perfect for covering the years of use.


a little bit of cheer in every corner of our home



 I cannot resist collecting vintage plates and mix matching them for special family sit down meals, but not for yesterday as the bar was open from am to pm

ok back to the begining of setting up for the day


Dan smoked some salmon which was delicious!


I made some swedish meatballs, but i thought they were bland, the gravey was KILLER though

we had some sausage as well which was amazing, Rays Quality Meats makes it homemade and it is delicious, so far i've never had a hard piece of grizzle or a bone chip, which grosses me out so much.







of course turkey and stuffing,



our hot sides were roasted potatoes and carrots souffle  one bad thing about my buffet thingy it doesnt make the presentation very pretty but it keeps small amounts of food warm for long periods of time.

A serving secret, I prefer to put smaller amounts out as it keeps people bzy eating continuously as opposed to filling up and getting sleepy. Also it keeps people eating the hors d oeurves all day and night which is important when lots of libations are offered.








welp gotta start the day and get to work, i'm feeling springish. Have a wonderful day everyone!













Sunday, December 22, 2013

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and The very Best New Year Possible!




Hoping your new year is full of Joy and Love and if its not go to your local animal shelter and adopt some!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

the last ornament of the year

things are moving along so fast for me, i just cant seem to get work done and get it together for Christmas. We are staying home this year and all are coming here soooooo.....yikes i'm not even set on my menu. anyway this is my final Christmas piece (i'm on a patriotic tear now) its a simple bird ornament inspired by the old glass ones,


oh and i'm sharing a pic of a wreath i made for our dining room with the ornaments that needed to be retired

Merry Christmas Everyone I'm not going to be posting for a bit on my blog so i'm wishing ya'll the happiest new year with many blessings and appreciations!
A big Thank You to my customers who give me the drive and joy to continue to offer my work for sale. HUGS!




Monday, December 16, 2013

Check out The Glitter Punks!!! aka Cammie Quinn

Loving the homemade Christmas wreaths she makes along with her other Christmas goodies so check out her Etsy shop to see her happy work (makes me happy) and her findings.

 Love this wreath she made and its on her Etsy shop

 cant make this picture bigger but she also makes these great handmade stockings but you can see more on her site.


 Sweet and simple cottage Christmas deco



she sells findings that may inspire you to create something unique and personal


small things with lots of character.



Cammie also shows how she decorates with the things she finds, like vintage thimbles and pin cushions, some old some new

https://www.etsy.com/shop/theglitterpunks

Sunday, December 15, 2013

At Mainstreet Gallery a Christmas exhibit

http://mainstreetgallery.net/exhibitions/
I'm happy some of my ornaments will be featured like the little cat on the tin star showing.
:)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

More Holiday Kitsch!

tho there probably is a more appropriate name giggle,
What was i thinking?????? Cookie you cannot be serious!!! But this stuff is pretty popular now and I'm getting old and these things kinda  creep me out now. Judge for yourself










not scarey but just too kitschy for me
 kinda fun still but.....

Friday, December 13, 2013

There are ugly Christmas sweaters but how about ornaments?

Ok i'm throwing these uglies out finally. No longer will i have a tree for the worst ornies, given (i know thats mean) or that i purchased because they were too awful but with a special something and therefore wonderful in a strange way. I just have too much clutter and so the plastic elves and kitschy Christmas items are on etsy.

sooooo here are the worst (the plastic ones) and a handmade runner up.





now how freaky are these elves!


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