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The Vaillancourt Digital Library

Five Ways To Use Santa’s Digital Library

In March 2008, we launched a new initiative in our digital world by cataloging the complete Vaillancourt Folk Art Chalkware collection. Through the launch of a new web site, we were able to accomplish many goals: internally, we created a digital library that allowed us READ MORE »

Patriotic Chalkware Group for Memorial Day or Independence Day

Memorial Day Patriotism

Patriotism. It means a lot of different things to different people but being a "Made in America" business, we understand its importance. Whether for Memorial Day or Independence Day, our Patriotic collection is a great way to honor those who have served, support domestic manufacturing, READ MORE »

The 2013 Irish Santa — Shamrocks & Clovers (13017)

Santa For The Seasons

We believe that Christmas isn't just a single day of gift giving, but truly a belief of positive attitude and actions. So often the holidays can be a time of stress, with so much work that they are over with before you even are ready READ MORE »

Yellow Needlework Santa

Needlework Inspiration for Santa

Santa designed for Winterthur Museum with a coat inspired by needlework by Mary King (1754). This piece, Yellow Needlework Santa (VFA Nr. 12092), is available exclusively through the Winterthur Museum store. Learn more about the Textiles and Needlework Collection at Winterthur Museum.

Short, Pudgy Santa

Twelve Months of Christmas: May

  Short, Pudgy Santa While most European Father Christmas figures tend to be whimsical, tall, and slender, the Americanized holiday figure is often a jovial, rotund Santa. That is often the easiest way to be able to tell when, and where, the original chocolate mould used READ MORE »

Santa in Red and Green

Twelve Months of Christmas: April

  The Classic European Santa! It is easy to tell the difference between a modern American Santa and an old world European Santa. The slender figure and pointed hat of this Santa gives it away. First introduced as a prototype for Garnet Hill, this European Santa READ MORE »

Chalkware Santa with Clown

Twelve Months of Christmas: March

  Send in the clowns! This whimsical Santa has tired of giving out dolls to the good girls this season, instead, he has opted to deliver the gift of this clown. Both boys and girls grow a large smile on their face when they wake up READ MORE »

Creative Grouping

Creative Groupings

Although many of the 2011 Vaillancourt Chalkware pieces are designed in groupings, like the Santa in Sleigh and Reindeer, often we have found that collectors have mixed-and-matched with extraordinary design results. Take, for instance, when you combine the eight tiny Reindeer, with Leroy, along with READ MORE »

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