As we get closer to Collector’s Weekend, where we welcome collectors from around the country to get full Vaillancourt experience, we’re pleased to start showing some of the Vaillancourt Chalkware products that will be available. Last year, we started teasing the annual Painting Workshop Santa—the piece that collectors who have signed up for the painting workshop will be painting—Santa with Reindeer Hood Ornament. Well, as we introduce this year’s Collector’s Weekend Santa, we will only hint that it may be a companion to next year’s Painting Workshop Santa! This won’t be the first time we have done companion pieces; last year’s Collector’s Weekend Santa (#21) was inspired by as “Big White” who, in his own right, was a companion to “Big Red.” Stay tuned for more fun pieces for #CW2017. And, if you haven’t purchased your tickets yet for the painting workshop, Friday Evening Opening, free lectures, or the annual Collector’s Dinner, there is still limited availability!