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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.


Customer Decorations: Halloween Tree

It’s no secret: we love decorating. One step into our retail gallery, regardless of the season, and you’ll know what we mean. But, one thing that we really love is seeing how our collectors decorate their homes for the seasons. And, thanks to Deborah N, we’ve just gained a little more insight! Deborah decorated for Read More »

Published Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 in Collector's Corner.