For 16 years, thousands of collectors from around the world have started their Christmas traditions with a Vaillancourt piece that Sue has helped to create. She will be missed as begins the next phase of her life: retirement.
This hand-painted chalkware Santa is seen carrying a sweet angel from his beg. His coat, boasting beautiful nighttime blues, is adorned with trees embellished with candles that are lit to celebrate St. Lucia.
Thank you to our staff and collector’s that spent the weekend celebrating Vaillancourt traditions with us in Sutton, MA. With over a hundred collectors from around the country, it was one of our largest Collector’s Weekend to-date.
If it were not for the fortunate circumstances of an overseas company going out of business, today’s fine art quality chalkware may never have come to be. How Vaillancourt Folk Art’s 1986’s licensing agreement could have proven fatal for this American small business.