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Collector’s Weekend 2015: Registration Now Open

You can now register for the 20th Annual Collector’s Weekend which will take place at our Sutton studios on Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26th!

Published Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 in Press Releases.

Merry Christmas & Thank You

First off, thank you. As we conclude our 30th year of producing Christmas in America, we count our blessings each and every day because of you. We work, throughout the year, to create the most beautiful products that we can imagine and hope to have them in the homes of people that love them. To Read More »

Published Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 in Press Releases.

The Legend & Lore of Zwarte Piet

In Holland, Zwarte Piet (Black Peter) is the assistant to Sinter Klaas and is part of the annual feast of St. Nicholas on Sinterklaasavond, the evening of December 5th. Zwarte Piet is dressed in an elaborate Renaissance costume and traditional believed to be a Moor from Spain. Other stories give his origin as a slave Read More »

Published Thursday, December 18th, 2014 in Chalkware.

A Season To Celebrate

Our decorating theme this year features vignettes of celebrations for Christmas and the winter season. A Vintage Christmas with popcorn and cranberry garlands, Santas in warm mellow colors, and “antiqued” ornaments remind us of Christmas long ago. We are ready for a Santa party for kids of all ages. Our table is set in shades Read More »

Published Monday, November 3rd, 2014 in Retail Gallery.

The 2014 Decoration Process

The Vaillancourt retail experience is brought together by the exquisitely decorated gallery. Guests from around the country visit us during the Christmas season not just for items to make their homes and offices more festive, but also for inspiration to get them into the spirit of the holiday season. Each year—especially since moving into the Read More »

Published Saturday, November 1st, 2014 in Retail Gallery.

Historic Vaillancourt Chalkware from the Museum Vault

The museum vault has been updated with some “new” pieces that have recently been discovered while decorating for our Christmas opening. It’s amazing to see the progression that Vaillancourt chalkware has undergone throughout the 30 years that we’ve been making Christmas. In the early days, the pieces used a simplified palette and underwent an aging Read More »

Published Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Chalkware.

Christmas with the Wynn Las Vegas Santa

In the world of hospitality, Wynn Las Vegas has an earned reputation for its refined amenities and service. This reputation is consistent throughout each industry it operates, from casino to restaurants through its hotel and shopping. And while the news media may be talking about Wynn’s possible expansion into Massachusetts, we prefer the angle of Massachusetts Read More »

Published Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in On The Artist's Desk.