CHALKWARE

Collectible Chalkware Reproductions
From Antique Chocolate Moulds
Carolyn E. Deschenes


    Colorful and whimsical, chalkware was a popular form of decorative accessory in American homes during the 19th century. The original chalkware was hollow, breaking and chipping easily, thereby making good examples of these 19th century figures difficult to find.

    The current chalkware is now produced in a similar manner as the antique pieces. Chocolate moulds provide the form and the original moulding material has been replaced by a more durable compound. Our poured chalkware Santas, Rabbits, Belsnickels, Witches and Folk Animals have made possible a "new generation of the old". Each one of our 200 pieces is individually handcrafted and has the simplicity and charm of the antiques sought after by collectors at a fraction of the cost.

     Using our easy-to-follow painting instructions and acrylic paints even the novice decorative painter can create these heirloom quality chalkware figures.

     Our continuous search for unique moulds enables us to offer a wide variety of unpainted chalkware pieces in our catalog. Recently, we commissioned a chocolate mould manufacturer to reproduce, EXCLUSIVELY for us, copies of some of our antique moulds. These recreations are made of a commercial grade, clear, thick, polycarbonate plastic. The bottoms are open, and the two pieces are held together with clips. LIMITED QUANTITIES of these molds will be available. Please contact us for details.

     Our current catalog features Christmas, Easter, Halloween and Folk Art Figures for your painting pleasure. To place an order print the form, fill it out and include a check or credit card information with your signature. Orders may also be placed via the telephone: we accept Visa and Mastercard. Please do not fax your order; they may not be received. Color catalog and painting instructions available for $5.00 (Prices and Shipping Charges are subject to change without notice.)



Color Catalog

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Sample Page 9 Sample Page 10 Sample Page 11 Index by Number

  • Unpainted Chalkware Prices
  • Order Form

  • Decorative accents for Santa to hold
  • Painting the face of an Old World Father Christmas or Belsnickel
  • Technique instructions for doing foliage and berry pattern
  • Maggie's Snowman ... #138
  • Easy painted decorations for Santa and Belsnickels
  • Do you want to make your own chalkware?


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