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A Cricket in the House, a new home décor and collectibles shop, opened in May in downtown Springfield. The owner’s inventory comes from mostly estate sales, auctions or through consignment. They want the shop to be the place to find unique, affordable pieces for your home or loft.
A Cricket in the House offers “eclectic furnishings and functional art” focusing mainly on furniture made from the turn of the century to the 1970s “when things were made with character and purpose.” Some furniture is new but made with architectural salvage giving new life to old doors, porch posts and ceiling tins.
But there is more than furniture. The shop has a selection of décor items including lamps, pillows, vases, concrete sculpture (from a local artist), handmade soaps and metal chimes (from regional companies), and wooden cutting boards and trivets (made from wood scraps left over from furniture making). Other items planned for the near future include locally made candles, mosaic, and painted furniture.
A Cricket in the House is located at 412 E. Walnut, in downtown Springfield. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 (or later) and until 10 p.m. on the First Friday of each month. For more information or to arrange for consignment, call 417-865-2758.