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Vaillancourt Folk Art's Noah's Ark Collection

Noah’s Ark Collection

In 1987, we were pleased to have a Noah's Ark series in our catalog. At that time the ark was created with the utmost detail (even the roof was hand shingled piece by piece) in a traditional folk art theme. This year, after having sold out of monthly READ MORE »

2017 Collector's Weekend Santa No. 22, VFA Nr. 17052

Annual Collector’s Weekend Santa

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 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 »

2017 Irish Santa - Irish Gnome Ridding Rabbit, VFA Nr 17017

Get a Jump Start on St. Patrick’s Day

Here in New England, it's feeling like winter. We had a lot of snow over the past few days and although we're happy that St. Valentine's day is here to warm our hearts, we are really looking forward to the days we can see the grass. So, READ MORE »

VFA Nr. 17016 - Valentine Chalkware Santa for 2017

Loving 2017

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 »

Ebenezer Meeting Marley, VFA Nr. 2010-23

Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!

There is little doubt that Charles Dickens is celebrated as the world's author. Born on this day in 1812, Dickens is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era but, for us at Vaillancourt Folk Art, we consider his 1843 novella, A Christmas READ MORE »

Russian Father Christmas, VFA NR. 531

Twelfth Night: 2017

For those with Christmas in their hearts, the holiday of tradition, family, and merriment is never over. So, when January arrives they eagerly look forward to when they can begin the holiday season again. This is why Twelfth Night is so important, it marks the READ MORE »

Vaillancourt Folk Art during the annual Sutton Chain of Lights

Retail Gallery After Christmas Sale

As we begin to undecorat the retail gallery here in Sutton, we try to clean out our decorations so that we can close for inventory and make room for the creative process for Christmas 2017! Although we don't ever put our American made chalkware on sale, we do READ MORE »