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The Father Christmas with Donkey

Over the last 32 years, we have bought a majority of our 3,000 plus antique chocolate moulds from our mould dealer, Dad’s Follies. When they call us with a new batch of old moulds, we get quite excited as finding new antique Christmas moulds is getting harder and harder. One day, last fall, they arrived Read More »

Published Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 in Chalkware.


2016 Collector’s Design Series

Each year during the annual Collector’s Dinner one lucky collector wins the chance to work with Judi and design a chalkware piece that reflects a bit of themselves. This year, Jim O’Leary unveiled the 2016 piece—Blue Father Christmas with Dog. During the 2015 Collector’s Weekend dinner, Mr. O’Leary won the chance to work with Judi Read More »

Published Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 in Chalkware.


The Brocade Series

Those familiar with Vaillancourt Folk Art through the ages undoubtably know the timeless designs of the historic collection that Judi Vaillancourt started creating in 1984. Following us through the years, however, you’ll have noticed that we’ve introduced designs that appeal to the contemporary collector—with a bit of bling. In 2009, while designing for Neiman Marcus, Judi Vaillancourt Read More »

Published Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in Chalkware.


Nantucket Summer Series: America Yacht Santa

The idea of summer conjures a lot of images, notably the beach, the warm sand under toe and, of course, the yachts that travel the cool waves of the ocean. It were these ideas, combined with art and history, that brought Judi to design the 2015 Nantucket Summer Series Santa. In 1851, an American marine artist Read More »

Published Thursday, June 4th, 2015 in Chalkware.


The Pennsylvania Belsnickel

When German immigrants from the Rhineland came to the Pennsylvania area in the 18th century, they brought along their Christmas traditions of the Christmas tree, exchanging gifts and folk lore including “Pelznickel” or fur clad Nicholas.

Published Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 in Chalkware.


Artist Proofs Now Available

As we are full into spring, we’ve uncovered some great artist proofs now available. Artist Proofs are the first pieces painted before numbered production.

Published Friday, May 8th, 2015 in Chalkware.


The Legend & Lore of Pére Noël

Although Pére Noël was originally depicted wearing a long robe with a wicker basket, he is now dressed similarly in fashion as the American Santa Claus.

Published Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 in Chalkware.


The Legend & Lore of Christkindl

Vaillancourt Folk Art is proud to create a chalkware piece dedicated to the legend and lore of Christkindl; the gift giver, introduced in the 16th century.

Published Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 in Chalkware.
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