Friday, November 14, 2008
Pink Saturday and a Vaillancourt tour
Today is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound has a list of Pink Saturday posts for you to enjoy. So, please stop by and visit Bev and read today's pink posts. I have been busy creating lots of Santas for my little shop. I needed a bit of inspiration today...
So, it was time for a visit to Christmas...
Now I got my little friend Ingrid all set to take you on a tour of the most wonderful Christmas adventure. Tucked in the middle of the cutest town of Sutton is Vaillancourt Folk Art studios.
When I got my catalog in the mail telling me that they were decked to the halls in Christmas I had to visit. They were kind enough to allow me to photograph, so I was delighted to know that I could share this Christmas paradise with you today.
Are you ready? When we get to the Vaillancourt Folk Art, this is the lady who will greet us.
The new facility is an 1800's mill and the tall ceilings and old building really make you feel like you are walking into a chocolate factory.
The chalkware is made from Vintage Chocolate molds and hand painted by a workshop of artists that make you feel like you just stepped into Santa's workshop.
Judi Vallancourt Folk Art is collected all over the world. Her chocolate molds date to the nineteenth century. It is amazing how many designs that she has created over the years.
This gingerbread mansion, I would like Santa to bring me for Christmas!!!
This is the collection of inspiration that Judi used to create her 2008 Knickerbocker painting.
I loved the four poster bed that was in the middle of the showroom.
In the museum section of the studios, I noticed the beautiful artwork for Judi's beautiful punch bowl.
I love browsing the many Santas that have been designed over the years.
When I first visited the museum, I noticed my chess set had been retired.
I love all the details for the table settings.
There were nativities too, I fell in love with the workmanship in these pieces.
This is next year's Collector's weekend piece. When You attend one of these weekends you get to paint the design with the artists. I did this one year and really loved it.
This one is the one I painted when I attended a Collector's weekend.
Here are some of the Vintage chocolate molds I was mentioning.
I hope that you enjoyed the tour. Well it's goodbye for now, thank you so much for allowing us to visit. Until the next time...
Don't forget next Friday November 21st is the Christmas Fair.