Customers at Bargain Basement Antiques often question owner Ruth Findlay about the name. You see, the shop is located on the second floor above Antiques Unlimited II at 205 1/2 E. First St. The name actually comes from the shop she and her husband John had in the basement of their New Haven, Missouri, home for 20 years.
The 13 rooms that comprise Bargain Basement feature 'a little bit of everything'. Each room is full to overflowing with items ranging from primitive furniture to vintage hats to garden items. Visitors will find rockers, chairs, benches, wicker, pictures, new and old quilts of all sizes, a room devoted to things for children, and three rooms of kitchenware. There are fences and gates, walking sticks, crocks, bottles, and usually some stained glass. You get the picture!
The shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4, Saturday from 10-4, and most Sundays. If there's something you really want, and the shop is not open, call 573-237-2106 or 573-486-8892.