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Greetings from the Danube

Greetings from Melk, Austria! Vaillancourt Folk Art’s 30th Anniversary Cruise down the Danube touring Europe’s finest Christmas Markets is well underway.

Published Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 in Collector's Corner.


Byers’ Choice and Vaillancourt Chalkware

Two American Companies Collaborate for The Holiday’s In 2013, Joyce Byers and Judi Vaillancourt sat down to develop a product that merged two of America’s last domestic Christmas traditions. The result was a Byers’ Choice Santa holding three Vaillancourt Chalkware pieces at different stages of paint. This year, continuing to work together, Judi and Joyce Read More »

Published Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 in Collector's Corner.


Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Exclusive Santa

The 2014 Exclusive Monticello Santa created to embrace the Thomas Jefferson home during the holiday season. Hand painted by Vaillancourt Folk Art of Sutton.

Published Friday, August 29th, 2014 in Collector's Corner.


Neiman Marcus Exclusives Available for Pre-Order

Having had a long relationship with Neiman Marcus, we are happy to share with you that their 2014 custom designs have been hand-painted last month and shipped to their distribution centers to make it to their shelves for the Holiday season. In addition, just last night they have proudly displayed the custom line online and Read More »

Published Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 in Collector's Corner.


Preparing for Nantucket

Judi is preparing the Christkindlmarket booth for a nautical theme for the summer’s retail show on the island of Nantucket.

Published Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 in Collector's Corner.


Mark your calendar: Collector’s Weekend 2015

Registration will not be available until January 1, 2015. It’s the 20th Annual Collector’s Weekend, so it is fitting that this year we are focusing on you, the collector! Consider joining us for the entire weekend as we have lecturers from special collector guests, our annual dinner—at Worcester’s The People’s Kitchen—with collectors from around the country, and Read More »

Published Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 in Collector's Corner.


While Santa is Sleeping: Q1

While Santa Is Sleeping is a series that analyzes the domestic wholesale and retail Christmas industry. Since 1984, Vaillancourt Folk Art has hand-painted chalkware figurines in their Sutton, MA studios. This small, family business produces fine art quality products for their retail gallery in Sutton as well as custom designs to stores around the country.

Published Saturday, May 10th, 2014 in Collector's Corner.


Vault: 30th Anniversary Edition

In 2006, we moved our production studios from the farmhouse on Armsby Road into the Manchaug Mills. During this move, bins of old chalkware that Gary had been squirreling away were found. These pieces have been made available through the Vault Collection. In conjunction with the 30th Anniversary Celebration, we’ve released a lot of past Read More »

Published Monday, April 21st, 2014 in Collector's Corner.
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