Lately we've been exploring San Francisco more to see what shops in our favorite neighborhoods offer. A quick trip to Carousel proves that it pays to shop local for some seriously unique finds. The space specializes in vintage items and carefully curates its selection of consigned items. Carousel offers everything from furniture to vintage posters to glassware.
The store has only been open a couple of years, and you can spot the store by its fun vintage sign outside the door that always advertises sales and new items. The store also balances out prices, housing some expensive finds near items that cost less than $20.
After peeking through the store, we decided to highlight it for our Shops We Love series. Going to Carousel is like visiting someone's carefully arranged vintage home — except you get to pick up and look at each decor treasure more closely. Here are some of our favorites:
That old adage definitely applies to vintage furniture: they just don't make them like this anymore. Or at least similar items from today just don't have the same charm. Take for instance these stylish additions. Why buy a modern bar cart when you can have a brightly colored vintage one instead? We can't get over the great shape of this boomerang coffee table, either. Custom painted cosco bar/kitchen cart, Carousel, $145. Italian marble boomerang mid-century coffee table, Carousel, $565.
We love the idea of choosing a few items that really pop out from your decor. Take for instance these great finds. A mid-century scoop chair just beckons for you to sit back and relax. And you can prop your feet up on this fun, green ottoman.
We love finding quirky accents. Even if you don't use this Danish viking nutcracker for its actual purpose it's a great little decoration (and fun conversation starter). If you crave even more mid-century style furnishing, this classy lamp can do the trick. Danish viking nutcracker, Carousel, $32. Mid-century stoneware lamp, Carousel, $225.
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