Following the original steps as his great-great grandfather, Charles Dickens, made Gerald Charles Dickens has forged ahead to create a tradition unique to the area. For the 5th year in a row, Dickens will make the journey from England to take the stage and perform READ MORE »
On Monday, February 9th, Vaillancourt Folk Art added a new mould to their collection—a rabbit that stands about 3-feet tall. The pouring of this piece took a little extra help—as it is a messy job, the helpers had to be creative in covering their clothes. READ MORE »
Rev. Stanley DeCamp speaks at Vaillancourt Folk Art's 2009 Collector's Weekend about the history of Christmas' icon, Santa Claus. His lecture explains the transition of the American Santa from, 1626 - 2009. In addition, he explains the development from his European counterpart.
From Quirky Kitsch Girl's View: I took advantage of the non-stop flights offered by Direct Air between the Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda, Fla., to Worcester, Mass. This gave me an opportunity to travel somewhere I would never have chosen randomly and enjoyed most READ MORE »
The tale of three retailers whose stores brim with great gifts—and optimism By Rod Lee, d.b.a. Magazine Lest anyone think that the local holiday retailing season—a la the national one—will amount to a complete bust (if the projections of economic experts are correct), consider the READ MORE »
By Julia Quinn-Szcesuil Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton celebrates Christmas year round but, come December, the magic of the holiday season overflows. Celebrating its 25th year, Vaillancourt produces handmade holiday collectibles from start to finish in its enormous headquarters. Judi and Gary Vaillancourt and their READ MORE »