It is that time of year again, when we sail past Twelfth Night and head straight towards St. Valentine's Day... or, as we like to joke, St. Vaillancourt's Day. That's because the gift-giving tradition of Chalkware is synonymous with love, and there is no better reason to believe READ MORE »
In March 2008, we launched a new initiative in our digital world by cataloging the complete Vaillancourt Folk Art Chalkware collection. Through the launch of a new web site, we were able to accomplish many goals: internally, we created a digital library that allowed us READ MORE »
Patriotism. It means a lot of different things to different people but being a "Made in America" business, we understand its importance. Whether for Memorial Day or Independence Day, our Patriotic collection is a great way to honor those who have served, support domestic manufacturing, READ MORE »
We believe that Christmas isn't just a single day of gift giving, but truly a belief of positive attitude and actions. So often the holidays can be a time of stress, with so much work that they are over with before you even are ready READ MORE »
Santa designed for Winterthur Museum with a coat inspired by needlework by Mary King (1754). This piece, Yellow Needlework Santa (VFA Nr. 12092), is available exclusively through the Winterthur Museum store. Learn more about the Textiles and Needlework Collection at Winterthur Museum.
Short, Pudgy Santa While most European Father Christmas figures tend to be whimsical, tall, and slender, the Americanized holiday figure is often a jovial, rotund Santa. That is often the easiest way to be able to tell when, and where, the original chocolate mould used READ MORE »
The Classic European Santa! It is easy to tell the difference between a modern American Santa and an old world European Santa. The slender figure and pointed hat of this Santa gives it away. First introduced as a prototype for Garnet Hill, this European Santa READ MORE »
Send in the clowns! This whimsical Santa has tired of giving out dolls to the good girls this season, instead, he has opted to deliver the gift of this clown. Both boys and girls grow a large smile on their face when they wake up READ MORE »