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Bergdorf Goodman’s One Of A Kind

For the 2014 holiday season, Bergdorf Goodman will feel a lot more festive by continuing the tradition of Vaillancourt Chalkware. In addition to various custom designs, the center piece to their collection is a one of a kind that Judi Vaillancourt painstakingly silver leafed and painted with stunning results. The pattern on the coat is Read More »

Published Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 in On The Artist's Desk.


2014 Ornament Delay

It’s bound to happen every now and then. And, unfortunately—most likely due to all of the excitement—our 2014 ornament collection has been delayed. Each year, we try to produce our new line so that we have it ready to ship by the end of July and this year, due to some circumstances beyond our control, Read More »

Published Monday, July 28th, 2014 in Ornaments.


Teaser: Nantucket Lightship Santa

Enjoy the Nantucket Summer Series? You don’t have to wait long until we release the 2014 piece, Nantucket Lightship Santa, at the Event Under The Tent. Enjoy the summer to the fullest and join us at Bartlett’s Farm this summer for your chance for a premier number of this years piece. Nantucket Lightship Santa Any sailor will Read More »

Published Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 in On The Artist's Desk.


Collector’s Weekend 2014

It’s the 30th anniversary of Vaillancourt Folk Art and the 19th Annual Collector’s Weekend, so it is fitting that this year the format has been revamped to accommodate record groups looking to celebrate with us! Unlike past years, we’ve moved the painting workshops into Blaxton Hall—this helps keep large groups together and creates an environment Read More »

Published Friday, April 25th, 2014 in Retail Gallery.


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.
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