St. Vaillancourt’s New for 2018: Santa with Sack of Valentines, VFA Nr. 18016OK, ok… we know that we can’t be compared to St. Valentine, but the start of the new year always makes us want to believe and our Love Series Chalkware is the perfect collection of Chalkware collectibles to show someone that you love them. Whether for St. Valentine’s Day or “just because” these pieces are adorned with hearts and other symbols of love and affection. For 2018, Judi explores more texture as she uses delicate beading to replicate the feeling of vintage Valentine’s. It’s fitting that Worcester, MA (about 15-minutes from Vaillancourt’s Sutton studios) was the center of the commercial valentine industry with Esther Howland being the first to make valentines. Today, the Valentine Santa Series lives on as a way to bring both the joy of St. Nicholas and love of St. Valentine together.St. Valentine Santa, VFA Nr. OR18403And we have something for those looking for ornaments! New for 2018, this ornament is inspired by the 2017 St. Valentine Chalkware Santa which, in turn, was inspired by a collection of vintage Valentine postcards. Seemingly simple in colors and design, this Santa’s coat uses pencil-like drawings to outline the white vines that connect the hearts. Each pink heart is embellished with small beading to give a vintage texture feel to bring this love Santa to life.