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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.


Decorating for the New Season

It is important to constantly refresh decorations—whether at home or in a store—which is why we are busy preparing for the 2013 season. You can find our Fall and Halloween decorations just about completed, but what takes the most amount of time is transforming our retail gallery into a winter wonderland each year. Last year, Read More »

Published Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 in Retail Gallery.


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.


Summertime for Santa

Santa doesn’t stay cooped up at his home at the North Pole all year. During the summer, before production picks up, you can find him enjoying the same summer sights that we in New England enjoy. Celebrate the summer season with the Summer Santa series; including the 2013 Brant Point Nantucket Santa!

Published Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 in Chalkware.


Brant Point Nantucket Santa

Vaillancourt Folk Art (VFA) is pleased to introduce the Brant Point Nantucket Santa at the 2013 “Event Under The Tent” benefiting the Small Friends on Nantucket Thursday, July 19th. Adding to the tradition and folklore of the Nantucket Santa, Judi Vaillancourt has taken to literary sources to create this symbol of the island’s nautical traditions. Read More »

Published Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 in Chalkware.


The 7th Piece to the Patriotic Parade Series

Between Memorial Day and Independence Day, the summer means parades! Since 2007, we’ve been building our own Patriotic Parade with an annually growing collection of chalkware rabbits. From the popular Rabbit Grand Marshall through this year’s Rabbit on Dragon Float, the Patriotic Parade Series is a phenomenal way to enjoy the summer parades from the comfort Read More »

Published Sunday, June 9th, 2013 in Chalkware.


Noah’s Ark

Just over a year ago, Vaillancourt Folk Art introduced the limited edition, monthly Ark Club. With two options (basic or extended), the club was quick to sell out within two days. Since then, recipients have been receiving a pair of animals each month—including giraffes, tigers, bears, lions, and rhinoceroses. The wooden ark, which will be Read More »

Published Monday, June 3rd, 2013 in Chalkware, In The Studios.
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