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New Rabbits Recently Added to the Museum Vault Collection

Chalkware Collectibles

The history of chalkware is well documented—during the 19th century, chalkware was an inexpensive alternative to imported decorative objects for rural families. Dubbed "the poor man's porcelain" Victorian chalkware was mostly hollow and sparsely painted with watercolors as an alternative to the Staffordshire ceramic figurines. Today's chalkware collectibles, created by Judi Vaillancourt, READ MORE »

Chalkware, newly added to the Museum Vault Collection this August

New Releases For Museum Vault Collection

This August, we've come across a lot of very special Chalkware pieces from yesteryear. Some are very rare, limited edition pieces, some are premier numbers, and some have the original crackle finish. Throughout the month, we'll be introducing these pieces sporadically into the Museum Vault READ MORE »

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 »


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 »

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