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A selection of some of the newly acquired Starlight Santas.

Memory Lane With Starlight Santa Favorites

Spring is a time for refreshing. To celebrate the new season—in addition to the melting of winter memories—we were fortunate enough to acquire a private collection of past Starlight Santas which brought back many kind memories. Since we started producing this popular series in 1990 we READ MORE »

The Brocade Chalkware Series

The Brocade Series

Those familiar with Vaillancourt Folk Art through the ages undoubtably know the timeless designs of the historic collection that Judi Vaillancourt started creating in 1984. Following us through the years, however, you'll have noticed that we've introduced designs that appeal to the contemporary collector—with a READ MORE »

Vaillancourt Folk Art Chalkware Artist Proofs

Artist Proofs Now Available

As we are full into spring, we've uncovered some great Chalkware pieces during our spring cleaning. Artist Proofs and Studio Editions are unnumbered versions of the regular Vaillancourt Chalkware line. These pieces are the first that were painted—before the numbered series. Often, a batch of READ MORE »

Chalkware Rabbits for the Spring Season

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 READ MORE »

Premier Numbers 2015

Reserve Your 2015 Premier Numbers Today

Premier Number Weekend is quickly approaching. Each year, Judi designs a collection of Chalkware Santas that are both historic and beautiful. Every piece that is painted—since we started Vaillancourt Folk Art in 1984—is numbered in the order in which it's completed (learn how to identify READ MORE »

Christkindl

The Legend & Lore of Christkindl

The Christkindl (Christ Child) figure, as a gift giver, was introduced by Martin Luther in Germany during the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. Because the doctrine of the reformation believed that praying to Saints was idol worship, the gift giver, St. Nicholas was replaced READ MORE »

Vaillancourt Folk Art

Legends & Lore: A New Chalkware Club

Judi 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 READ MORE »

Exclusive Monticello Santa

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Exclusive Santa

American history buff? Fan of architecture? Christmas lover? Thomas Jefferson certainly would be with the 2014 Exclusive Monticello™ Santa which just hit the shelves from the Monticello Shop in Charlottesville, Virginia. The piece features the Jefferson homestead during winter on the back of this period Santa. In READ MORE »

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