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 18, 2017

Merry Christmas

I'm so overwhelmed now, so wont be listing any new work or making any til the New Year, Christmas at my house this year and my son is coming home from Washington so so excited, i just keep spinning my wheels getting nowhere!

and i realize with so much crazy going on in my home and i guess in the world its just so much
so i pray and garden and am so very


Wishing you courage strength peace and love this new year

Thank you so much my visitors, customers and far away friends.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New work heading to Loblolly Gallery in SC

she's called The Streets Paved With Gold

also found an old pic of one of my  favorite mermaids, geeze about 10 yrs ago

She's called Sea Monkey Queen

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Gardened and decorated for Christmas this weekend

so here is my flowering garden that is spent this morning weeding and pruning

here are some monarch caterpillars, i love them!

 here's another one heading to another milkweed plant
 Archie is always hoping to play ball
 widening the overgrown paths
 a few surprises hidden here and there

 gotta do more pulling up the dead zinnias
 2 yrs ago, my dear friend Andrea got me this plant for my birthday, the first year it was burgandy , the second year they were yellow, this year, they are burgandy with yellow tips. So cool! like Andie!
 some of my favorite old ornies

 old bottle brush trees are irresistible to me and then there's this Santa in a stocking that is just so wonderful
 on a chest in the den, items Kipp made when he was in grade school, and some lovelies from dear friends and an old plastic Santa that lights up
 kitchen window
 vintage plastic tree topper
 tree full of vintage plastic santas and snowmen and a few other characters
 the only snowman i have kept that i've made, had him for 2 years now
 my metal tree full of antique glass fruit and glass garland
 snack time
 a handmade runner with a danish modern reindeer plate and old music
 a huge burst made from paper with just the right amount of fading
 a collection of santas from my inlaws and 2 santas i made 12 yrs ago (from a mold) and a couple of bells and antique spun cotton fellas
 my most favorite thing in my home decor, i added vintage angels and a tree for her to watch
 and until later

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wishing Ya'll a very Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm giving Thanks for all the blessings in my life and the ability to recognize most them. 
 Grateful for God and Jesus in my life,   

 grateful for the ability to make my little creatures,
 Grateful for the health and well being of my beautiful son  and his wonderful sense of humor

a great man who is my husband who loves the hunt with me

my little old furbabies

 the few and far between friends

and i pray for hearts to heal, for hope courage and peace , for the animals and flowers i 'm so grateful for and that you always have the best day that is possible.    Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

new work

just added this Sunbather to my etsy shop

and i thougt i'd add a funny pic of the old queen Henry very comfortable at bedtime.
Yes he sleeps in the bed with me and Dan and it started over 8 yrs ago when we brought little Archie home. Boy i cant tell you how angry Henry was, for days he had nothing to do with us, he'd eat and hide behind our bar stools, he stopped coming when called, (still doesnt) just the saddest little dog, so as a treat we put him in bed with us at night and soon he came around, tho it took several years for him to fully forgive us, anyway we have tried to train him back into his crate, to no avail, he just cries and cries soooooo Dan and i havent had a good night a truly good nights sleep in over 8 yrs. very rare exceptions for sure.   But i wouldnt care if i never slept completely if Henry could live as long as me.

for some reason this tiny 19lb dog takes up the whole bed as we cling to each side and and the view from above would be the letter H. of course the old queen (and you know why he is called the old queen if youve read my blog for years or know me )  as he has aged he has gotten a doggie form of menapause as he gets hot then cold, under the covers over the covers   giggle so  heres the pic of me and Henry waiting for Dan to finish brushing his teeth and turn the lights off.

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