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This charming collectible combines a celebration of the Historic Area’s taverns with the 19th-century chalkware folk art made from chocolate molds. Our Tavern Santa’s coat is decorated with images of three Colonial Williamsburg taverns: King’s Arms, Chownings, and Christiana Campbell’s. The black and white checkerboard trim around the bottom of Santa’s robe is reminiscent of period signboards. Many examples of chalkware and Santa chocolate molds can be found in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections. This kind fellow makes a wonderful addition to either a Santa or tavern collection. He is also a great reminder of your favorite Colonial Williamsburg memories during holiday season.
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Vaillancourt is a family owned business located in Sutton, Massachusetts and is best known for their handmade and hand painted chalkware figures. These figures are made using vintage and antique chocolate, candy, and ice cream moulds. The Vaillancourt’s have the largest private collection in the USA and have been creating these heirloom masterpieces meant to be passed down from generation to generation since 1984.