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January 2020

Close Early at 3:00 pm

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Little Traveler will close at 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 30, so we can perform our annual inventory count. 

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Closed for Inventory

January 31

The Little Traveler will be closed on Friday, January 31, so we can perform our annual inventory count.

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February 2020

Crystal and China Repair

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mary Lou and Bob Gates have perfected the art of china and crystal repair. Bring in your chipped or cracked china, porcelain and crystal and let them work their magic. Minor repairs can be done while you shop. If you can’t make the scheduled dates, our store serves as a drop-off and pick-up site any time during store hours. Free Estimates.

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Lamp & Lighting Repair

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bob Auwaerter's affinity for restoration projects began with the restoration of his 1920s St. Charles home. He's always been mechanically inclined and has a talent for restoring motorcycles, tractors, cars, etc. When his wife became an antiques dealer and collector, he turned his skills toward restoring antiques and made a natural progression into lighting. When he retired, lamp repair became his focus, and he's been doing freelance lighting repair for over three years. Because of his background in antiques, Bob…

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March 2020

Chair Caning

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chair caning is not a lost art. Your broken caned chairs can be made functional again by Jules Caning Shop based in Westville, IN. Chairs will be picked up at The Little Traveler and brought back to the repair shop for reweaving. They’ll be returned to our store for pick up. Please note that there is a two-month minimum turnaround time for repairs and delivery.  There is no need to book an appointment. Simply bring your items to be repaired…

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Metal Restoration & Buy Back

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Robben's Metal Restoration Specialist restores sterling, plate, pewter, brass, copper, gold, spelter, zinc, nickel and bronze. Their services include polishing, plating, soldering, dent removal & more. Silver, Gold & Brass BUY BACK: Turn your unwanted silver, gold, brass & silverplate into cash. Robben Antiques will buy sterling silver, gold & brass - tea sets, flatware, candle sticks, etc. They'll also purchase Victorian antique silver plate in good condition. Picture ID and signature required.

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Dollmenders

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Doll Repair Dollmenders has been providing professional doll restoration since 1994. Hundreds of satisfied customers have entrusted them with the task of repairing treasured dolls. Their expertise includes repair and restoration of antique and modern dolls, including bisque, composition, plastic, vinyl, wood and papier-mâché. Services include eye repair, tooth replacement, hair styling or re-wigging, cleaning or parts replacement. They have a huge inventory of doll parts, if the doll's original part is missing or so badly damaged it cannot be repaired. Minor…

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April 2020

Knife & Scissor Sharpening

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Be ready to carve the Easter ham! Tom’s Knife Sharpening service will be in our Housewares department to sharpen your knives, scissors, and garden clippers. Knives can be done while you shop; scissors and other will be taken to Tom’s repair shop and returned to our store within a few days. If you can't make the scheduled date, you're welcome to drop off your items in our Housewares Dept. a few days early.

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Lamp & Lighting Repair

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bob Auwaerter's affinity for restoration projects began with the restoration of his 1920s St. Charles home. He's always been mechanically inclined and has a talent for restoring motorcycles, tractors, cars, etc. When his wife became an antiques dealer and collector, he turned his skills toward restoring antiques and made a natural progression into lighting. When he retired, lamp repair became his focus, and he's been doing freelance lighting repair for over three years. Because of his background in antiques, Bob…

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May 2020

Crystal and China Repair

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mary Lou and Bob Gates have perfected the art of china and crystal repair. Bring in your chipped or cracked china, porcelain and crystal and let them work their magic. Minor repairs can be done while you shop. If you can’t make the scheduled dates, our store serves as a drop-off and pick-up site any time during store hours. Free Estimates.

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Why Winter is a GREAT Time to Come to The Little Traveler

During a quiet January day, we went around the store and asked our LT experts why winter is a great time to pay us a visit. Here's what they said, followed by a list of their Top 10 reasons.   10 Good Reasons to Visit The Little Traveler in Winter:...

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