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 »
Steve Martin joins us for the 2015 Lecture Series at Collector’s Weekend to talk about Noah’s Ark: The Legend, The Lore, The CATastrophe.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
Our 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 »