Mini Vintage Village

Mini Vintage Village
To order, click on image

Monday, December 19, 2011

Winner of Giveaway

The winner of the Vintage Village giveaway is Linda Maendel! Congratulations Linda. Your choices are a bridge or church, an ornament or free standing. Please let me know where to send this. My e-mail is dcfurlong(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments on my miniatures. They are fun to design.

Happy Holidays to all.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Introducing Vintage Village Christmas Ornaments

It's been a while since I've posted on this blog, but I think you will agree that it was worth the wait.

Saloma and I just got back from a book tour through the Midwest. This is indeed a big and beautiful country we are blessed with.We enjoyed seeing autumn in many different states. Below is an image of one place we drove through and at the bottom of this post is another.

Near Harmony, Minnesota

Back in Massachusetts at my Vintage Village shop, I'm gearing up for the holidays, which means I'm making Christmas ornaments. These ornaments are basically the same size and designs as my mini village. I have seven basic designs: church, train station, schoolhouse, covered bridge, salt box house, cape cod house, and English barn. Below are photos of each separately. If you want to order, please click on the image of the display on the right.


 Train Station


 Covered Bridge

Salt Box

 Cape Cod

English Barn
If you'd like to place an order, you can click on the display image to the right of this post and download an order form. Simply print it, fill it out, and send it to me, along with a check. My address is:

David Furlong
6 School Street
Sunderland, MA 01375
I hope you all enjoy the rest of autumn. 

Near Kalona, Iowa

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Designs for Vintage Village and Upcoming Craft Show

I will be showing my Vintage Village Designs at "Art in the Park" Craft Show in Rutland, Vermont this coming weekend, August 13 and 14, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

I've developed several more designs to the Mini Village. I've added a miniature English barn, a train station, and a one-room schoolhouse  -- all familiar classic designs.  I have these available here

The English barn can be seen all over New England. They typically are found close to a farm house and measure 30 feet by 40 feet. They have a simple gable roof with a pair of large hinged doors.  My English barn has a transom light over the doors on the front eaves-side wall. 

The train station has a hipped roof with a deep overhang, completely surrounding the station. The train station comes with a platform and an observation cupola on the roof. It is modeled after the train station at the Shelburne Museum, which featured two waiting rooms -- one for women and one for men -- with a ticket booth located between the two waiting rooms.

This classic one-room schoolhouse has a bell cupola and the tall windows for plenty of light. There are still a few one-room schoolhouses in use in this country, primarily by the Amish.

English Barn: Made of cherry, oak, and butternut
2  1/8”L  x 1  3/8”W x 2”H
Price $14.00

Train Station: Made of oak, maple, and black walnut
3 1/4” L x 1  3/4”W x 2 1/4”H
Price: $20.00

One-Room Schoolhouse: Made of mahogany, maple, and black walnut
1 3/4”L x 1 1/2”W x 1 7/8”H
From left to right: Cape, English Barn, One-Room Schoolhouse, 
Covered Bridge, Church, Salt Box, and Train Station

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Introducing Vintage Village Designs

My name is David Furlong. I was born in Connecticut and lived in the states of New York, Vermont, and now Massachusetts. I ran my own toy business “Timbertoys of Vermont”, crafting and selling wooden toys throughout the country for ten years. I developed an interest in New England architecture and historic preservation and created “Vintage Village,” which replicated New England designs in wooden miniatures. I worked as a carpenter at the Shelburne Museum for ten years and then and as project manager for a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for another ten years. My work there included researching historic buildings and interpreting exhibits accordingly. Now I have returned to crafting my wooden miniatures and am calling my business “Vintage Village Designs by David Furlong.” Today I am introducing my first four designs.

Salt Box, Covered Bridge, Church, and Cape 

Salt Box: Made of maple, black walnut, and mahogany
1.75"L x 1.5"W x 2"H 
Price: $18.00

Covered Bridge: Made of butternut and oak
4 3/8"L x 1"W x  1 5/8"H
Price $16.00

Church: Made of birch, maple, and black walnut
2 1/2"L x 2 1/4"W x 4 3/4"H 
Price: $24.00

Cape Cod: Made of maple, birch, black walnut, and mahogany
1 3/4"L x 1 1/4"W x 1 1/2"H
Price: $14.00

I will be adding more designs as I complete them. As I make plans to sell at craft shows, I will post them here on my blog. 

To place an order, please find an order form by clicking here, or on the logo to the right of this post.