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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.


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.


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 Vaillancourt Gallery During Fall

It long days of summer are quickly becoming shorter and shorter; combined with the cool breeze, we know that fall is quickly approaching. Last week, the Vaillancourt Retail Gallery opened the doors to autumn with its annual Fall Opening. Although, Vaillancourt Folk Art is recognized nationwide for its Christmas collection, the Halloween and autumn decorations Read More »

Published Monday, September 15th, 2014 in Retail Gallery.
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