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!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

adding 3 new pieces

a faded flower,  toes in the sand and chickie, to my etsy page

Sunday, August 6, 2017

We had a little visitor on Saturday

Brooke came by to help make meatloaf for our monthly church pot luck lunch.  We had some fun and she really liked the boys Henry and Archie and cutting flowers for her sisters and mom.

we cooked, played with the dogs, enjoyed the garden and made some art projects, plus we ate way too much junk.    this must be what having grandchildren is like   losts of fun  then the parents take them home. giggle

anyway thought i'd share some pics and if i can figure out how to share a video little Brooke made i'll add that as well even though its not very flattering to me and i can be very vain at my old age.

Oh will also put new work on as well, a dog , little imp and kitchen witch piece.

also will be adding some ornaments too i think 

Dan and Brooke in the garden

flowers she cut and put together for her mom and sisters it kept growing and growing this colorful bouquet

Archie with the ball waiting for Brooke to throw it .

there was this wonderful encounter with a butterfly, it kept fluttering near Brook like a bird! it was amazing, it wasnt afraid at all and followed Brooke around, i was lucky to capture pictures of this butterfly

Brooke wanted to cut the flower with the butterfly and keep it.  She got the flower but the butterfly just wanted to flitter around as butterflies do. 

Old Henry was on high alert giggle and rightly so!   Brooke wanted to play play play

 ears back and listening for little girl footsteps

our loaves of meatloaf

OMG isnt this the best selfie!!! DARLING! wait i just realized those are my glasses heee eeee

We giggle at the expressions she makes 

 like a Norman Rockwell kid
 hahahaha the boys are worn out!

new work

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Finally New Work

Ive been working making these holiday items along with Christmas items.  Not complaining at all, but with galleries and shops, which i am so grateful for, there needs to be items for them, as well as items for me to sell.  sooooo been spinning like a wheel!!!!!    here are some halloweenies i finished and will be adding to etsy today

 and on to more Christmas items.

 and of course an old bear

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Really proud of my garden but its

dying, its so hot here and even with watering its just alot for my flowers HOWEVER, i'm so happy to have been able to make a hat with my beautiful zinnias, roses, marigolds, periwinkles,and couple of other types of flowers.  

it was a church luncheon and we were asked to wear hats and decorate them.  there were plain hats, baseball caps, a couple of black feathered hats, visors,straw hats with some silk flowers oh and there  was  a lady with a cap that had candy on it!   anyway here's my hat,

oh dear here i am off to church and i'm so proud of my hat!

ok i'm working very hard as i am in 4 places and trying to fulfill obligations to have work for them and for my etsy shop.   so next month i'll start with some halloweenies and maybe a couple of Christmas items.

geeze i looked at this after i posted it and realize I Look Just Like My Mom!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

every once in awhile i find pics of old work i've done

and i decide its a new old favorite

here are World Famous Flying Babies from 2013

 and i'm in a new Gallery! i really need to get some new work posted but its all Christmas and some Halloween items so not ready yet.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

and this is why he's the head honcho

in our home!

the queen bee has control of the toy and the couch and of course the pillow will need to be washed!

 Archie thinks all the toys are his and he doesn't ever let Henry have a toy so every once in awhile he does this "sleeping" move.

of course i let him have his way ALWAYS! 

now sweet little Archie, watching and a tear in his eye (really its allergies)  stalking   waiting  for the right moment to walk by and like a praying mantis take that ball from Henry

and of course i'm crunched in the corner of the couch, while Henry is all stretched out and comfy

oh and im selling these things on ebay, going to try and do list things weekly as i have way too much stuff and i gotta clean out my garage!!!

vintage timer ufo shaped super cute for the vintage styled kitchen

antique chain mail coin purse
vintage tarot cards

vintage magic eye golf ball

vintage cottage ware, i think this is a sugar spoon caddy
wonderfully faded chenille pipe cleaners for the crafter

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