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March 2017

New! Lighting Repair

March 15 @ 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 has…

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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 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 approximately 8 years. She also repairs pre-woven cane, split weave, rush, leather seat…

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April 2017

Dollmenders

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dollmenders 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 huge inventory of doll parts, if the doll's original part is missing or so badly damaged it cannot be repaired.Minor repairs can be done…

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Knife Sharpening

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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Crystal and China Repair

April 12 @ 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 2017

Metal Restoration

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Robbens Metal Restoration Specialist restores sterling, plate, pewter, brass, copper, gold, spelter, zinc, nickel and bronze. Their services include polishing, plating, soldering, dent removal & more!

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June 2017

Crystal and China Repair

June 7 @ 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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Meet Our New Visiting Lighting Repair Expert

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...

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