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Collector’s Weekend 2015

Collector’s Weekend 2015 is upon us and this page is put together to help you participate from home. Stay tuned for photo updates throughout the weekend.

Published Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 in Collector's Corner.

Rabbits: A Spring Chalkware Tradition

Winter is near an end. Which means the weather is warming, the sun is shining, and the snow is melting to prepare the soil to sprout flowers and plants. This also means that we prepare for the Easter holiday and the rabbits begin to hop about. It’s been a long winter so to help usher Read More »

Published Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 in Collector's Corner.

Spring Awakening: Every Season, Every Reason

After a very long winter we are all looking forward to the weather and events of the spring and summer, weddings, graduations, Mother’s Day and the chance to add some new color and design to our homes. It’s no surprise that when it comes to Christmas, Vaillancourt Folk Art is at the top of people’s Read More »

Published Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 in Retail Gallery.

Wynn Las Vegas’ Second Santa

For 2014, Judi Vaillancourt was asked to design a Santa that was fitting of the Wynn Las Vegas brand. The piece, which was designed as a highly exclusive, limited edition Santa, was meticulously painted and hand beaded. Because it was so limited, most being pre-sold before being introduced, Wynn Las Vegas has asked Judi to begin Read More »

Published Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 in On The Artist's Desk.

The Legend & Lore of Pére Noël

Although Pére Noël was originally depicted wearing a long robe with a wicker basket, he is now dressed similarly in fashion as the American Santa Claus.

Published Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 in Chalkware.

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.