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, April 28, 2014

Oh Wow I found so many goodies this weekend

It was a rare event! It was Amazing!!! so here are some more items i added to My Crowded Little Nest

Occupied Japan celluloid bird pins, Japan celluloid carnival doll, coca cola ephemera, more wedding cake toppers, a fun with Dick and Jane reader, etc. etc. etc.  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

added some goodies to My Crowded Little Nest Etsy shop like these

a vintage mid century flower arranging book, love how its says a success program for women

continuing in the vintage decorating theme, these macrame books, macrame is supposed to be coming back, yikes! but for those who like that style here are a couple of great pattern books.

 vintage little dog secret pal cards, one is really cute the other a bit creepy but they are from a more innocent time

a 1970s crewel kit pattern, i remember my mom used to make these pillows ad i thought they were marvelous

silly 70s gag gifts were the rage in the day 

vintage sterling silver Florida charms  I have a couple listed
 vintage tennis raquet pin
and am adding more goodies today like these

a beautiful thimble holder


retro Barbie doll accessories

old tomato pin cushions
1930's cruise cards

and i found alot more items this weekend! wedding cake toppers, celluloid dolls, books, bar apron, pins and more.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just got this in the mail!

My Primitive Kitchen Witch/Angel is in this issue and I'm really happy to be in the first issue of the new managing editor Danielle Mohler.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Nostalgic Folk Art on Etsy

Queen Bee! funky cottage chic wall decor

Happy Earth Day!

I'm just recovering from Easter and on my way to water the garden this Earth Day am,

Found these older pics of our garden, we grown bell peppers, tomatoes( havent gotten any yet), lettuce, kolrabi, kale,cauliflower,garlic,celantro, beets turnips,sunflowers and lavender.

the sun is out this am and off to start a day full of hope happiness and creativity and wishing the same for everyone!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


I love making patriotic figures. The red white and blues are so lovely to me, especially when they are vintage, antique and or primitive. 
Just finished and listed this Liberty Santos on my etsy shop

Monday, April 14, 2014

Don't know what got into me

but i just looked at these plain but sweet vintage (1940s) plastic salt and pepper shakers and turned Venus De Milo in a show girl! for a funky table! the salt and pepper flows from their boobies and the white one needs a new cork.

what these used to look like

the new and improved and on my etsy site for the daring girl! or boy

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A beautiful spring day!

and Henry is enjoying the hot sandy area near the back of our garage.
How are you enjoying the day?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Do you remember these?

I saw these puzzles and boy did I get nostalgic! I remember these type of puzzles when I was a little girl and how much fun to play with them!!!! Now these arent from the 60's (my time) but they still are vintage and made the same way, thick and the same graphics. bittersweet for sure

then this, oh so sweet and precious

the colors and graphics!!!! and thats just the box!

great finds and will enjoy them until they find their permanent homes.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dont know why but

I seem to be only able to make holiday items lately. 2 Boston ornies and a pair of snowmen.
the other day i actually started on a couple of halloween pieces. I guess you just have to follow your muse.

so here's the latest lil ornie, a mohair styled aged and stained  primitive bostie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

More items added to My Crowded Little Nest Etsy shop

Phew! here are some of the things i just listed. Now back to work!

 old tomatoes
 pastry tips (great for little hats)
 so old!

 retro wrapping paper
 1940s leather baby shoes
 1992 rabbit pattern
 beginners cookbook

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