Vaillancourt Folk Art http://valfa.com Nobody can tell when a tradition begins... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:30:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 A Season To Celebratehttp://valfa.com/2014/a-season-to-celebrate/ http://valfa.com/2014/a-season-to-celebrate/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:02:14 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6209 One of the many decorated columns of this seasonOur 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 »

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A Thirty-Year Traditionhttp://valfa.com/2014/a-thirty-year-tradition/ http://valfa.com/2014/a-thirty-year-tradition/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:12:59 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6060 Early American Life Christmas 2014Vaillancourt Folk art gives us the rare opportunity to watch a new Form of Folk art—born in America—blossom and grow. Today they are more popular than ever.

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The 2014 Decoration Processhttp://valfa.com/2014/decoration-process/ http://valfa.com/2014/decoration-process/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20:03:34 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6109 ConstructionThe 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 »

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Byers’ Choice and Vaillancourt Chalkwarehttp://valfa.com/2014/byers-choice-and-vaillancourt-chalkware/ http://valfa.com/2014/byers-choice-and-vaillancourt-chalkware/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:22:51 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6200 Byers Vaillancourt CustomTwo 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 »

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Exclusives To Look For In 2014http://valfa.com/2014/exclusives-to-look-for/ http://valfa.com/2014/exclusives-to-look-for/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:58:26 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6163 NeimanMarcusLooking for some new and unique custom exclusives this year? Be certain to check out what we have in store for brands like, Neiman Marcus, Gump’s, and Orvis! If you are looking for past designs or even this years’ all in one place, you can find them through our custom & exclusive catalog.—which includes 28 Read More »

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Historic Vaillancourt Chalkware from the Museum Vaulthttp://valfa.com/2014/historic-vaillancourt-chalkware-from-the-museum-vault/ http://valfa.com/2014/historic-vaillancourt-chalkware-from-the-museum-vault/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:17:21 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6141 Historic Vaillancourt Chalkware available from the museum vaultThe 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 »

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Christmas with the Wynn Las Vegas Santahttp://valfa.com/2014/christmas-at-wynn-las-vegas/ http://valfa.com/2014/christmas-at-wynn-las-vegas/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:33:17 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6124 Wynn Las Vegas - home to Vaillancourt Chalkware during ChristmasIn 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 »

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Legends & Lore: A New Chalkware Clubhttp://valfa.com/2014/legends-lore-a-new-chalkware-club/ http://valfa.com/2014/legends-lore-a-new-chalkware-club/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:07:26 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6099 Vaillancourt Folk ArtJudi 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 »

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Tradition breeds success at Vaillancourt Folk Arthttp://valfa.com/2014/tradition-breeds-success-at-vaillancourt-folk-art/ http://valfa.com/2014/tradition-breeds-success-at-vaillancourt-folk-art/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:16:42 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6044 Tradition breeds success at Vaillancourt Folk ArtThis article originally appeared in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s Business Section on Sunday, September 21, 2014. By Sandy Meindersma CORRESPONDENT SUTTON — Vaillancourt Folk Art has been celebrating Christmas with its chalkware Santas and other figures for 30 years. But while Vaillancourt has stayed true to its original mission, it has also had to Read More »

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The Vaillancourt Gallery During Fallhttp://valfa.com/2014/the-vaillancourt-gallery-during-fall/ http://valfa.com/2014/the-vaillancourt-gallery-during-fall/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:11:07 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6034 Fall Decorations at Vaillancourt Folk ArtIt 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 »

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