News and Media: In The Media | In The Studios

Search valfa.com For Articles & Content:

Chalkware



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.


Legends & Lore: A New Chalkware Club

Judi Vaillancourt is proud to present her newest Chalkware Club, “Legends & Lore.” You have, of course, heard of Santa Claus and St. Nicholas. But do you know Ashen Klaus, Weihnachtsforman or Zwarte Piet? These are just a few of the Christmas gift givers that Judi Vaillancourt has been researching for her new chalkware series. Read More »

Published Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 in Chalkware.


The Girls Are Ready for Halloween

Each year on Halloween, girls and boys find the perfect outfit and begin the trek up and down the streets of the neighborhood in order to find the best treats. At Vaillancourt Folk Art, the Ghouly Girl made that trek alone last year in the hopes to make the most of the holiday. This year, Read More »

Published Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 in Chalkware.


Repairing Broken Chalkware

The inevitable, “uh-oh!” Regardless how careful we are, it seem inevitable that at some point we may be experience the misfortune of breaking our cherished Vaillancourt Chalkware Santa. Because chalkware is made from a solid, plaster-like medium, the product isn’t as fragile as one may suspect. Regardless of its density, if one were to drop Read More »

Published Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 in Chalkware.


Five Ways To Use Santa’s Digital Library

In March 2008, we launched a new initiative in our digital world by cataloging the complete Vaillancourt Folk Art Chalkware collection. Through the launch of a new web site, we were able to accomplish many goals: internally, we created a digital library that allowed us to browse and reference pieces instantly (even our artists have Read More »

Published Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 in Chalkware.


Spring Cleaning with Rabbits…

As spring rolls around, spring cleaning doesn’t always trump the to-do list. But, to help you enjoy the end of winter, here are a few pieces that will warm the heart. Bookmark this page to see more offerings throughout the season!

Published Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 in Chalkware.


The 2014 Chalkware Collection

The 2014 Chalkware Collection: As we enter into our 30th year of painting chalkware, Judi has outdone herself in coming up with some unique designs for Christmas.

Published Monday, February 24th, 2014 in Chalkware.


A Chalkware Santa “To My Valentine”

It’s a love thing. The 2014 Valentine Santa is unlike any other. Colored with light pinks and historic golds and grays, this “To My Valentine” Santa is holding a heart with a decoupaged image from an antique postcard. Decorated with little hearts around his hat and coat, there is no better way to show someone Read More »

Published Monday, January 20th, 2014 in Chalkware.
Older Posts »