Tag Archives: chalkware

New Nantucket Santa Added To Collection: Nantucket Shell Seeker Santa, VFA Nr. 17019

The 2017 Nantucket Santa: The Shell Seeker Santa

This summer, we're pleased to be introducing another Chalkware Santa to our Nantucket Santa Series: The Shell Seeker Santa. The Nantucket Santa Series originated in 2008 when we introduced The Original Nantucket Basket Santa which was featured on ABC Boston's Chronicle with fanfare. That piece—as with each READ MORE »

The Patriotic Parade Chalkware Series

Patriotic Parade A New Addition To The Chalkware Series

The time between Memorial Day and Independence Day are perfect days to celebrate the summer and a Patriotic Parade Series is the best way to do so! Since 2007, we’ve been building our chalkware series through a collection of festively painted chalkware animals and rabbits inspired by the READ MORE »

anta Driving Vintage Car, VFA Nr. 17034

Transportation: Re-Inventing How Santa Delivers Toys

If history teaches us anything, it's that Christmas traditions have evolved over the centuries. Even though the magic of our modern Santa has its roots in the 4th-century saint Greek Bishop of Myra (Nikolaos of Myra, or, Saint Nicholas), it wasn't until years later that the READ MORE »

Plum & Floral: Fashion Trend in Chalkware

Plum & Floral: Fashion Trend in Chalkware

In 2016, Judi designed a group of pieces that were inspired by forecasted fashion trends that were obviously drawing from the  colonial era. We had full intention of giving these designs to one of our favorite dealers, but, we felt that the pieces were too good to let go of. With READ MORE »

Chalkware Rabbits

Chalkware Animals Are A’Plenty

With summer officially here, it's great to start looking towards the great outdoors for inspiration. And, because we are located in a rural farm town, we always love to see what animals are out and about during the warmer days. To celebrate, we've put several READ MORE »

Vaillancourt Chalkware through the years. Created by Judi Vaillancourt in Sutton, Ma.

Trends and Last Chances…

Ever since first creating our modern website, the focus has been on the collector first and shopping second. Since 1984, Judi Vaillancourt has designed nearly 3,000 chalkware Santas and we have used our website as a resource, a digital library if you will, to document READ MORE »

Bunny Grouping 2017 Assorted Chalkware Bunnies by Vaillancourt Folk Art

Hopping Into Spring With Assorted Chalkware Bunnies

Let's celebrate the spring season; it has been a long and cold winter for many of us! As we move past St. Valentine's Day & St. Patrick's Day and the introduction of the 2017 Irish Santa that helped to usher in the green, we're happy to introduce three READ MORE »

Premier Number Weekend at Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton, MA

Premier Number Weekend

Introduction of Judi Vaillancourt's new Chalkware Designs with Premier Numbers Available! Shop 2017 Chalkware » Shop 2017 Ornaments » Although Vaillancourt chalkware is often thought about during the holiday months, it's during the spring that collectors are able to get the coveted "premier numbers." Vaillancourt Folk READ MORE »