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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.

Mo & Kelly Dallas Exclusive Ark with Vaillancourt Chalkware Animals

In 1987, we introduced our Noah’s Ark with chalkware animals. Each ark was hand carved, shingled and individually clapboarded. At $3,000 per ark, and more sales than Judi wanted to personally do, we put it on the shelf and never looked at it again… until collectors weekend 2011. Dee, an active collector, asked us if Read More »

Published Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 in Chalkware.

Pumpkin Season

The fall and winter holidays always seem to engage in a turf war, often stepping on each other’s toes vying for attention. One thing is clear, however, once October 1st comes around, it is completely acceptable to engage in “pumpkin season.” Pumpkins, and their decorative counterpart, the Jack O’Lantern, should be considered the national symbol Read More »

Published Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 in Chalkware.

Statement Pieces

There are some big pieces in our collection. As mentioned in our history of chocolate moulds, the old villages of Europe, where chocolate shoppes were common, the shoppe owners had to be creative to compete with other shoppes. To do so, they would often have large statement pieces of chocolate on display in the front Read More »

Published Monday, August 5th, 2013 in Chalkware.
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