A Quintessential New England Christmas Starts in Sutton, Massachusetts


It’s Hard To Tell When A Tradition Begins…™

We believe in quality. We believe in tradition. And, above all, we believe in Christmas. We understand the value of creating traditions intended to be passed down for generations. As a family-owned, American small business, we thrive on the reaction, appreciation, and the expectations of collectors from around the world. Vaillancourt Chalkware is the highest quality fine art Christmas collectible in the country. Hand-painted in our Sutton, MA studios our family has a passion for history, antiques, and Christmas; it is no wonder why our company is a great place to begin, or continue, your family’s Christmas tradition.

In today’s day and age, it is rare to find a family business that thrives on American-made quality. Founded in 1984, Vaillancourt Folk Art has become a household name to collectors and Christmas enthusiasts around the world because of their highly detailed, hand-painted, Chalkware figurines. From the largest private collection of vintage confectionary moulds dating as early as the mid-1800s, the contemporary chalkware style—first developed by Judi Vaillancourt—pays homage to the early Victorian decorative art form and is completed in a small studio in Central Massachusetts. In addition to their popular chalkware designs, Vaillancourt Folk Art has several other lines, including, mouth-blown Polish glass Christmas ornaments, and a full line of gifts and collections.

Vaillancourt Folk Art is a family owned and operated business that is carried in department stores, catalogs, museums, and shoppes near you.

Studio Tours are available throughout the year exploring their artist’s studio, Christmas museum and retail gallery—beautifully decorated with the splendor of the holidays. To make it even more personalized, there are several events throughout the winter season to bring together a community, including the Chain of Lights and Dickens Weekend.

Vaillancourt Folk Art operates with one goal in mind: starting your family tradition by creating that special gift that will be handed down throughout generations.

A Virtual Walkthrough of our Retail Gallery

The Vaillancourt team at work in the Sutton, MA artists’ studios.

The 2022 Starlight Santa

2022 Vaillancourt Ornament Collection

Mini Outdoor German Christmas Wine Market Saturdays