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, October 16, 2017

Here Comes Santa

A super large piece i'm adding to my etsy shop. this one is so heavy mostly because the reindeer is a vintage piece that i belive is brass.    Lots of things in this piece lots of vintage items and lots of time in this one.  

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Decided to just go ahead and add all my Christmas ornies with

the exception of my chenille pipe cleaner ones, those are for well for something else.

anyway i'm already over Christmas items ugh so please no requests.     maybe i'll make more holiday items later, right now i'm working on a huge Christmas bear done hopefully for Christmas

ok here are whats going on Etsy

 not Christmas but i just finished her

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


what has happened to our American brothers and sisters?    am i really hearing some people celebrating the deaths of people they do not know????   sick people do not know they are sick.

this whole shooting in Vegas is so unnerving and i doubt we will ever know the truth and i'm not sure i could even handle the truth.   

anyway  Tom Petty died  You Got Lucky  is one of my favorite songs, its my dad's birthday today, he would of been 87, its just a sad day all around 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

adding new work to Etsy today

these are heading to my etsy shop today

2 snowmen, a patriotic lady and a little birdie

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Well i'm just putting everything on etsy today

i was keeping stuff back for closer to Christmas and my artists friends know why ;)
but heck what hurricane Irma taught me was tomorrow isnt a given so its all out there now

except for my ornaments it was just too much to take all these pics , load up and add here fb  pinterest and etsy   yeesh!     ornaments maybe next week and please no discounts on those as they take alot of time and the embellishments are just as expensive

AND THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CHECKED IN ON US! I have the BEST  friends and customers and feel very blessed in all things. THANK YOU SO MUCH!  

so Christmas  and a set of Easter decor and a bear and wall angel  will be added today.

here are examples of the items hope you like them

Friday, September 15, 2017


OMG what an experience, the east coast really dodged a bullet as "they " say and our west coast really got it bad so prayers all around. 

some of my neighbors are still without power

we had our windows open after Irma was at a safe distance and you would be shocked at how much debris comes through the screens,   how do leaves get through there??   sand inside and our sheets were like sleeping on the beach ( a bit of exaggeration)  so very happy to do lots of laundry.

AND so happy to go to the grocery store with a promise to myself to keep my fridge clean and simple without clutter.   

Ok so the boys handled the storm ok, Archie is scared of everything poor lil thing but he and Henry did manage. i would water them down with a spritz bottle to make sure they were cool as you know short snouts have difficulty in the heat.

btw for those of you who cannot tolerate a cold shower, i saved all the empty water bottles, filled them up with tap water, set them outside in the hot sun, then used them in the tub/shower, it worked pretty well.   

reluctantly i am sharing a picture Dan took of me on day 3 without power/air and me holding a fan on Henry so the old queen could take his afternoon nap. yeesh he is spoiled      Archie had a smaller fan but he had to be tricked and it had to be further from him.

ok i know i look crazy but i just didnt care so exhausted from the heat and the mess (you can see the sand and a little debris on my floor i didnt crop that out)

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Things are looking very very scary around here. And as i looked at updates on Irma it is very frustrating as there are paths every which way. today however it seems like southern FL is gonna get hammered and the east coast will be getting a cat 3 

Please don't blame people for not leaving their homes in FL, gas is gone in several areas where Irma is predicted to hit. with the traffic at a stand still, hard choices have to be made. So please don' t say they deserve what they get. Remember for days the track was everywhere and most people cannot just take a week off or more to leave. even today there is a possibility it'll go west, but probably heading up the east coast after hitting the south of Fl and maybe even the Carolinas. 

 Hoping and praying there is no more loss of life

9/10/17  Irma decided to head west and we are so worried for the folks there as they did not have as much a warning.   please continue prayers for FL and TX 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Well another year another evacuation

hope we dont get it as bad as Texas but what can ya do, sigh

Irma is causing evacuations here in Florida but in the meantime I have made some Christmas items that are heading to Ruby Lang's shop in SoLo  in San Diego

but you have time

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Adding Little Filly to my Etsy shop

Love this little mermaid  hope you do too

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

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