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, June 27, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

i just reopened My Crowded Little Nest on Etsy

Last year i had to shut it down as it was just too much with everything else i do around here. But my home is getting over cluttered again and my collecting compulsion has returned with a vengence.

here are some of the things i've added today and will try to add some items on a weekly basis sun, or mondays  for some reason i'm having trouble adding the link to my blog layout so i 'll just add the address whenever i update my blog with new items.

vintage popcorn cups

a handmade folk art cabin

California potter mouse creamer

weird vintage paper mache mask

vintage doll limbs

Aunt Jemima syrup pour

vintage bell

nursery lamp sconce

Thursday, June 16, 2016

thought i'd share these funnies

 This one reminds me of two little bostons!

i just roared on this one

so danged cute!!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

How can i put this?

there are words but i wont say them as i am angry, we have had a terrorist attack in nearby Orlando. An angry,mentally unstable coward plain and simple walked into a night club.  A coward and murderer who with a cult damaged mind thought it ok to randomly kill those who did not believe in his evil.

Logic doesnt penetrate the deluded and fevered mind.

My heart goes out to the survivors and the family of those killed by evil.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Its getting so hot round here!

and i know i'm going to lose my garden soon.   I'm going to miss having cut flowers in my home and heading out in the am to water the garden areas and sit and have a cup of coffee there in the am.

so sharing these pics here before its all gone from the Florida summer heat which seems to be coming early

These are the flowers i cut from the garden

they just make me so happy, slightly faded like an old kodak instant picture, nostalgic and a simple kind of beauty.

this sunflower came from bird seed (i had a bird feeder above ) and it really fought a good fight!

Archie always ready for play time!  Henry would rather just rest inside in the cool air.  He is doing good most days. like the sunflower, he is so strong and the bravest little dog i know.

flowers all around for now

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Karen Pender of Country Folks Keepsakes ROCKS!!!!

Ok so back from the grocery store and there in the magazine section Country Sampler with Karen Pender's home featured in there!!!  i had to pose with my J O Y large printer letters cos thats what i felt! been waiting for this issue for a bit and it did not dissapoint!!!

close up of the cover

 for anyone who follows her blog she is an amazing decorator and has such a great eye, so its particularly great her design talent was noticed and featured in a popular magazine.

even a section for tips to do it yourself from Karen
well i could do more pics but ya gotta get the magazine to see it all!!! there are shots of her two little angels, Gracie and Stella Rose in there as well.

Congrats Peanut bout time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your decorating is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

rearranging my living room

its so danged hot round here and i just want less stuff so with our love of gardening to guide us and a quick go through our garage we started rearranging our living room with some deletions and some additions

 flowers from my garden

 needs something more ???
 got a small mantle full of chippy loveliness
 so glad i didnt sell the sign stand at last yard sale! gotta find some wonderful indoor plants for it
 deserved another pic i think
 Archie the sexy beast, doesnt like all the moving stuff around
Henry monitoring, he loves decorating (no surprise there hee hee) tho he didnt want to give up his throne.
He's eating a chicken stew i make and 1/2 cup of dry food at night and seems to be doing good with that, thats all we can do as this is the only stuff he keeps down.  Archie loves it too.

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