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Brocade Santa with Gold Swag

When thinking of historic Christmas traditions, we often find ourselves transported to the streets of Colonial Williamsburg during the holiday season. While it is true that these homes were decorated with fruit, flowers, wreaths, and leaves, it wasn’t until the Colonial Revival of the 1900s—in the eighteenth century it would be considered eccentric to decorate Read More »

Published Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 in Chalkware.

The Chalkware Angel with Candle

For years, the symbol of the Angel has had a lot of meaning for collectors. Whether it being the angel at the Nativity or the being looking after ourselves and loved ones, we’ve been pleased to offer a variety of Chalkware angels over the years. For 2016, we’re happy to introduce the Angel with Candle. Read More »

Published Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 in Chalkware.

New – Gold Coat St. Nick

A classic mould, this Saint Nicholas has been designed with a little shimmer in mind. As early as the late 1980s, Judi would introduce gold and silver as metallic paint. The reflective nature of the paint was hidden by the protective varnish that is applied to each piece. This was perhaps most obvious in 2009 Read More »

Published Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 in Chalkware.

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.
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