Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: A Child's Diversion in a Furniture Store in Southington CT

A Child's Diversion in a Furniture Store in Southington CT

As we recently entered a furniture store in Southington CT, we had to pause to appreciate the vintage carousel right off the entrance.

It was a classic and at some time in it's history must have been the center piece of an amusement park.

Carosel in Southington CT

The people in the store had little information on the ride other than to say they knew it came from Argentina.  The ride is used for children while their parents are shopping.  That allows for better focus and less abuse to the displays by the children.

Carosel in Southington CT

Like most carosel rides, there are rules. Children have to be a certain height and if they can't reach the supports on the moving fixtures they need to be on the stationary fixtures.


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Comment balloon 14 commentsEd Silva • March 24 2019 02:43PM


Hello Ed - I would think someone in the store knows "the rest of the story" as it relates to this carousel. Too bad that person didn't make it better known which could enhance the appeal of the piece and the store.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 1 year ago

Michael Jacobs   It's a chain store and at best I believe the manager, who was absent might know a bit more

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 1 year ago

Dear Ed,

Looks really cool. We have a big one at Glen Echo Park, which is also a big hit with kids. Do not get over there often, but once in a while, they have art shows which the parents enjoy, while their tykes are on the carousel.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 1 year ago

Nice Ed Silva a great place to take kids shopping. I don't know how my mother ever did it with her 4 roaming children. Jeff 

Posted by Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell (HomeSmart Real Estate) over 1 year ago

That is quite an idea, should we suggest it to Mr. M Michael Jacobs?  Maybe it will lead to him selling more sofas!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) over 1 year ago


Love this idea of the carousel for kids.  Last one I saw was in Florence, Italy in one of the squares...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 1 year ago

What an amazing idea in a furniture store must be gorgeous + keeps the children occupied  

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 1 year ago

Good afternoon Ed - we had a very famous one near my grandmother's in Hunting Park in Philadelphia.  It is now in the Smithsonian.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

It's an especially wonderful looking carousel, Ed!  I can imagine decades of children riding aboard it!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

What a beautiful carousel - and what a wonderful way to get children to talk their parents into shopping at that store!

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 1 year ago

Hi Ed- that is a stunning carousel!!!!! There is a grocery store called Wegmans (east coast). I love it. Anyway they have a small nursery that you can leave your children, while you shop. Parents are given a pager should they be needed. It's been years since I've been in one so I have no idea if they still have the service. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

Hi Ed,  Thanks for sharing this beautiful carousel.  What a great way to bring a friendly family atmosphere into buying of furniture for your family.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 1 year ago

Ed Silva The carousel reminds me of one I used to love in Wildwood, NJ.

Posted by Lauren Williams, CPO, CVO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes (Casual Uncluttering LLC) over 1 year ago

Everyone loves a carousel Ed and a fantastic idea to deter kids from going crazy on the couches, beds and dispalys. Hope you received the postcards.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 1 year ago