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March 2019

Dollmenders

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

NEW! Doll IdentificationsThe Dollmenders now offer doll identifications (not appraisals) for an additional fee. Learn your doll’s approximate time period, possible manufacturer, and more.Doll RepairDollmenders has been providing professional doll restoration since 1994. Hundreds of satisfied customers have entrusted us with the task of repairing their 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…

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April 2019

NEW! Clock Repair

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

We've found a new repair expert to restore your treasures. On the date of the event, bring your broken clocks into our Gift Gallery. Minor repairs can be done while you shop; larger jobs will be taken back to the clock repair workshop and returned to The Little Traveler for pick-up.Gage Rosti lives in Warrenville with his wife and one of his sons. He's been restoring clocks for 12 years.When Gage was a young lad, a friend and he were…

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Lighting Repair

April 10 @ 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 ever since.Because of his background in antiques, Bob has a respect…

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Knife & Scissor Sharpening

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Get those garden clippers ready for the season! 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.

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Personalized Sandblasted Rocks

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 The Masterblasters return to take orders for personalized sandblasted rocks. Ranging in size from 2-11 inches, these rocks are perfect for gardens or as a welcome at the front of you're home. Add your family name, address, a note to a beloved pet or family member, or a favorite short quote.Makes a thoughtful Mother's Day gift!

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Crystal and China Repair

April 17 @ 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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May 2019

Chair Caning

May 4 @ 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 here and brought back to the shop for reweaving. They’ll be returned to The Little Traveler for pick up. Please note that there is a two-month minimum turnaround time for repairs and delivery. Julie has been hand caning for over 10 years. She also repairs pre-woven cane, split weave, rush, leather seat…

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Metal Restoration & Buy Back

May 11 @ 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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June 2019

Crystal and China Repair

June 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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Beautiful in More Ways than One – New Fair Trade+

Exploring our Fair Trade+ Gallery is always a new experience. We continuously discover vendors and products that we know you're going to love, so our collection continues to expand. The Little Traveler now has the most extensive selection of Fair Trade...

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