Nantucket, Overlooking Old North Wharf

‘Twas The #ACK Before Christmas

Translating to the “far away land,” Nantucket epitomizes the sense of naturalistic living through its windswept beaches, blinking lighthouses and charming sand dunes. There is no wonder why it's a second home for New Englanders during the peak summer months. With a charm that transcends READ MORE »

Bunny Betsy Ross

Bunny Betsy Ross — New Patriotic Parade Series

As we celebrate America's 240th anniversary of the American flag, we're happy to include the Bunny Betsy Ross as the 10th piece of the popular Patriotic Parade Series. Born in 1752, Betsy Ross worked as an apprentice for an upholsterer in Philadelphia during the American READ MORE »

Brocade Santa with Gold Swag (VFA Nr. 14082)

Brocade Santa with Gold Swag

When thinking of historic Christmas traditions, we often find ourselves transformed to the streets of Colonial Williamsburg during the holiday season. While it is true that these homes were decorated with fruit, flowers, wreaths, and leaves, it wasn't until the Colonial Revival of the 1900s—in READ MORE »

Chalkware Angel with Candle

The Chalkware Angel with Candle

  For years, the symbol of the Angel has had a lot of meaning for collectors. Whether it being the angel at the Nativity or the being looking after ourselves and loved ones, we've been pleased to offer a variety of Chalkware angels over the READ MORE »

New - Gold Coat St. Nick

New – Gold Coat St. Nick

A classic mould, this Saint Nicholas has been designed with a little shimmer in mind. As early as the late 1980s, Judi would introduce gold and silver as metallic paint. The reflective nature of the paint was hidden by the protective varnish that is applied READ MORE »

Father Christmas with Donkey, new for 2016

The Father Christmas with Donkey

Over the last 32 years, we have bought a majority of our 3,000 plus antique chocolate moulds from our mould dealer, Dad's Follies. When they call us with a new batch of old moulds, we get quite excited as finding new antique Christmas moulds is READ MORE »

The 2016 Collector's Design Series Santa was a collaboration between Judi Vaillancourt and collector James O'Leary.

2016 Collector’s Design Series

Each year during the annual Collector's Dinner one lucky collector wins the chance to work with Judi and design a chalkware piece that reflects a bit of themselves. This year, Jim O'Leary unveiled the 2016 piece—Blue Father Christmas with Dog. During the 2015 Collector's Weekend READ MORE »

The 21st annual Collector's Dinner at the Citizen Wine Bar in Worcester, MA

Collector’s Weekend 2016 Summary

As we celebrate our 21st annual Collector's Weekend, we are thrilled to see collectors from as far south as Texas and as far west as Washington state. Stay tuned to this page throughout the week as we show some of the memories that were created READ MORE »