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The Father Christmas with Donkey

Over the last 32 years, we have bought a majority of our 3,000 plus antique chocolate moulds from our mould dealer, Dad’s Follies. When they call us with a new batch of old moulds, we get quite excited as finding new antique Christmas moulds is getting harder and harder. One day, last fall, they arrived Read More »

Published Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 in Chalkware.


2016 Collector’s Design Series

Each year during the annual Collector’s Dinner one lucky collector wins the chance to work with Judi and design a chalkware piece that reflects a bit of themselves. This year, Jim O’Leary unveiled the 2016 piece—Blue Father Christmas with Dog. During the 2015 Collector’s Weekend dinner, Mr. O’Leary won the chance to work with Judi Read More »

Published Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 in Chalkware.


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 have been able to bring joy and happiness to the Read More »

Published Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 in Retail Gallery.


Premier Numbers 2016

Premier Number Weekend kicks off tonight, March 11th, at 5:00pm. With collectors having arrived as early as 7:00am to get their chosen #1, the weekend has become a way for customers to choose the lowest production numbers available of the new line. This year, the 2016 Chalkware Collection features several strong pieces from small and historic through the Read More »

Published Friday, March 11th, 2016 in Retail Gallery.


O Christmas Trees

Each area of our shop is set up with vignettes that depict unique ideas for decorating this Christmas season. We feature many different artists and styles of Christmas décor, along with, of course, our Chalkware and glass ornaments. Judi has created several floor to ceiling wood tree silhouettes which display table settings using Juliska dinnerware Read More »

Published Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 in Retail Gallery.


Christmas (2015) is Coming…

We’ve been saying it since January, but now we can say it with visual proof… Christmas is coming! Although we are looking forward to getting through the fall holidays, Judi and the store personnel have been busy transforming the retail gallery into this year’s Christmas theme… although we won’t give it away until the Christmas Read More »

Published Monday, October 26th, 2015 in Retail Gallery.


Trick or Treat!

Thank you for being a loyal eNewsletter subscriber!   Halloween doesn’t have to be just for kids. Instead of getting dressed up in costumes, you can enjoy the season while cozy at home! To get you into the spirit of Halloween, we are offering free shipping on all Halloween Chalkware! Simply checkout with coupon code: Read More »

Published Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in Retail Gallery.


A Christmas Carol Ornament Collection

An ornament collection depicting the characters of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol come to life through a Polish glass ornament line by Vaillancourt.

Published Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 in Ornaments.
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