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, December 29, 2014

Well its all over and i'm exhausted!

we got back on sat. night from Pa driving for almost 14hrs after a 4 hr traffic delay!!! and with Kipp leaving for Ecuador i had to start putting our decorations away. it would be too emotional after he left.

i think i was overly tired and got almost all put away.

got our mail today and received this wonderful surprise from Susan Schwake! Art For All Seasons book with my lil Hiking Bear in it.  There are so many activities for children and ideas for adults as well. a great gift for you and your child with so much fun and creativity!  There are so many projects here with 144 pages and here are some pics. my apologies for my terrible picture taking.

 here is Susan and Rainer Schwake, this is part of a series of books she/they have released

for more information visit  www.

Monday, December 15, 2014

the absolute last figure for the year and it s a doozy

in a good way! I dont do requests as they stress me out But when Jana suggested this i couldnt resist. anyway vintage wedding cake toppers are highly collectible (i've sold some myself) and here was a great idea from a great gal. a Christmas themed snowmen topper! 

really enjoyed making these! Usually i have made birds but this was so much fun i may do more!

so i'm off to get all my holiday stuff in order so will be back to blogging after Christmas/New Year
take care stay safe and i wish the very best to you always!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

It's around the corner

look at these lil kitschy cuties i found!

i added them to My Crowded Little Nest shop

working on one final figure before i stop until after Christmas. Hope to have new work ready for sale in January

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter Wonderland

just added this large figure to my etsy shop!

Monday, December 8, 2014

started decorating last week

and here are the older photos of our start, still have one tree to finish, can you believe how lax i am this year?!!

the boxes from the attic full of Christmas cheer

 a sweet frail garland

 love the old boxes, their graphics are so good, i dont think there are many shiny brites in the boxes tho. just old ornies
 retro kitsch is my favorite! happy happy happy!
 Santas here and there

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