We believe in quality. We believe in tradition. At Vaillancourt Folk Art, we don’t believe in these things simply because we are a family-ownedAmerican small business; we believe in them because, for over 30 years, we’ve seen the reaction, appreciation, and expectation of collectors from around the world. Vaillancourt Chalkware is a fine art quality collectible that is hand painted in our Sutton, MA studios. With a passion for history, antiques, and Christmas, our Chalkware Santas (and other holiday figures) are certain to inspire.

It’s hard to tell when a tradition begins…

The Brocade 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 bit of bling. In 2009, while designing for Neiman Marcus, Judi Vaillancourt Read More »

America Yacht Santa

America Yacht Santa:

The idea of summer conjures a lot of images, notably the beach, the warm sand under toe and, of course, the yachts that travel the cool waves of the ocean. It were these ideas, combined with art and history, that brought Judi to design the 2015 Nantucket Summer Series Santa.

In 1851, an American marine artist from White Plains, New York named James Bard, painted one of his most noted works of art, America. The painting depicted the 19th-century racing yacht which was the first winner of the America's Cup international sailing trophy. Competing against seven schooners and eight cutters, America started the race behind because of a fouled anchor. Once underway, the ship quickly caught up and surpassed the other ships winning with an 18 minute lead.

The 2015 Nantucket Santa depicts this legendary yacht on its coat while the anchor is featured as a pattern on his hood. Along the base is a boat's rope design that compliments the nautical blues and seascape along the back of the coat. Whether you love art, history, or Christmas, there is no doubt that the 2015 Nantucket Santa brings them all together.



America, James Bard (1851)
2015 Polish Glass Ornaments by Vaillancourt Folk Art
Vintage Santa Riding Dapple Grey

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