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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 here at our Sutton, MA studios.   Friday Saturday Collector’s Read More »

Published Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 in News and Press.

One of a kind favors…

Another reason to attend the Collector’s Dinner at the annual Collector’s Weekend: one of a kind favors! Although the dinner is sold out for this year, be certain to put it on your list of things to do for next year! We’re greatly looking forward to seeing everyone this upcoming weekend!

Published Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 in Collector's Corner.

Brocade Santa with Gold Swag

When thinking of historic Christmas traditions, we often find ourselves transported 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 the eighteenth century it would be considered eccentric to decorate Read More »

Published Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 in Chalkware.

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 years. For 2016, we’re happy to introduce the Angel with Candle. Read More »

Published Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 in Chalkware.

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 to each piece. This was perhaps most obvious in 2009 Read More »

Published Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 in Chalkware.

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 getting harder and harder. One day, last fall, they arrived Read More »

Published Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 in Chalkware.

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 dinner, Mr. O’Leary won the chance to work with Judi Read More »

Published Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 in Chalkware.