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!

Monday, September 29, 2014

uh oh 2 mad Bosties!

Well they had baths this am, Because Archie rolled in some racoon or possum or skunk poop, heck it may of been a damn bear! his lil face, neck and upper body were covered in "black mud" and of course some of it got on me as i picked him up to put him in the tub. ugh! Henry ran and hid but he was found and suffered the consequences of getting close to Archie.

here are the faces of shame (Archie) and what did i do? (Henry)

Henry so mad at me and upset at having to suffer the indignity of being clean

Archie ears back in shame and pouting, right now he has buried his face in his lil bed. 
Momma how could you?     EASY! 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Just added some sweet finds to My Crowded Little Nest etsy shop

like these

vintage Hawaiian souvenir bucket hat/fishing hat

 paper mache santa candy container

 vintage Lefton Mr and Mrs Claus
 vintage Florida souvenir Pinochle game cards

 retro baby nursery lamb planter

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Food for Thought

Sharing some photos of some of the things my son has made for dinner while i've been under the weather. now i'm feeling better but dang it seems like i cant remember how to cook!

he made a Japanese noodle soup with pork, very delicious.

a pot roast with homemade bread

 a vegetable lasagna

 old fashioned meatloaf

 salad and a delicious chicken pot pie

I had been feeling really ill for about 3 mos and finally got a diagnosis, MENOPAUSE! well i had thought i had been through that already and wow did i have the symptoms for years, migraines, hot flashes,osteoperosis, poor memory,belly fat. but a new symptom popped up 3 mos ago. an inner vibration, weird right, but true. It felt like there was a motor inside of me. First a tingling in hands and feet, then like a burning on my skin then the inner shaking.   after several drs (thinking i had ms or parkinsons) visits and 20 plus vials of blood (from a thyroid dr )the only thing found were  extremely low levels of estrogen in my  blood. well my options were yoga (tried), exercise (walk in am), therapy(tried and will probably again),herbal remedies(tried to no avail) meds for aniexty(tried 2 types in 2weeks and no help) or hormone therapy.  I took the hormone therapy and i tell ya it makes all the difference for me. been on them less than a week and i can sleep, eat like normal, and the inner trembling has dimished alot, my dr says relief should take 2 weeks and i'm optimistic, i'm not on the bioengineered ones, just the old fashioned scarey ones, but i only intend to take them for a year or two and wean myself off them with the help of my dr.

 on the couch exhausted and vibrating with my two sidekicks, funny how our pets know when we are not feeling well.

this past jan, this same thing happened to a friend of mine, she was told the same things i was told, oh its in your head, just relax have a glass of wine,your having a panic attack, or you have anxiety (who doesnt have anxiety now and then)

I began to get curious that several women my age (52 today)or older were having strange symptoms like mine and told they were having everything except even considering they were suffering from low or high estrogen. these women are ladies i know who are all on rx drugs for anxiety. my gyn says there all kinds of weird symptoms for this.

Menopause stinks and i dont condone either prescriptions or Hormone Replacement Therapy, but use whatever makes you stop suffering the annoying sometimes severe symptoms of menopause with your dr's guidance of course. remember there are risks no matter which road you choose.

My object is for women to educate themselves and know your not alone. and for most of us old gals, this is not permanent!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

just added these items to My Crowded Little Nest etsy shop

vintage bridal/bridal shower gift wrap

 vintage spun cotton, paper mache and chenille bobble head Christmas ornament
 vintage game pieces for mixed media artwork

 funky vintage Christmas pins

Friday, September 12, 2014

two dogs two different personalities

First the old man Henry, he just loves to explore and is so gentle, sweet and trusting

the other is the sweet athletic and spirited young man, the one and only Archie

Dogs make my world so much sweeter and funnier!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

watching the news this am

and its still so hurtful and astonishing to see the devastation 13 years ago in NY.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

some new things added to My Crowded Little Nest etsy shop

its been over a month as i 've been under the weather for as long. anyway i've been collecting more and more things, i just cant resist and have finally added a few items like

this 1950s Walbarg made in Hong Kong tapestry purse   

this 1975 Smethport Specialty co travel game

love these vintage Glasbake milk glass Christmas mugs (i may keep these)

1950s baby nursery decor is so kitschy and sweet, Relpo baby lion planter, would love to see some sweet little violets in this.

and these vintage Vogue patterns

hope to get back in the saddle again and start adding more fun collectible items as soon as possible.

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