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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 »

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 »

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 »