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Glimmer Santa Pulling Sled with Tree, VFA Nr. 17069

Order Your Artist Proof Today: Glimmer Santa with Sled

Each year, we introduce a handful (about 30) of chalkware pieces to our collection. This is about one-third of the pieces that Judi actually ends up designing—which totals about 100. Most often the other two-thirds are custom exclusive pieces that and up on the shelves READ MORE »

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 »

Shopping Wishlist - Save and Share The Chalkware That You want

Website Updates: Wish Lists and Wait Lists…

You may remember that in May we announced a new feature to the website: Trends & Last Chances... a section of the site where we showed what was trending (both coming and going) and what was at risk of selling out. Both features have been 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 »

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 »

The 2017 Collector's Weekend Annual Dinner at The Citizen in Worcester, MA

Collector’s Weekend 2017

We were pleased to welcome over 100 collectors, both first- and long-timers, to our twenty-second Collector's Weekend. With participants flying from as far west as Washington State and as far south as Texas, collectors came together with one thing in mind: traditions. Starting with the READ MORE »