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September 2018

Chair Caning

September 22 @ 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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October 2018

Dollmenders

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 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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Crystal & China Repair

October 10 @ 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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Expert Coin Appraisal

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Have you heard of the rare nickel that recently sold for $3 million? How about the dime that sold for over $10,000? Did you know that a penny found in a “Leave a Penny, Take a Penny” tray at a gas station later sold for $400?There are many coins worth hundreds or thousands of dollars. You may own some of them and not know it. We're giving you the opportunity to find out and even turn your items into cash,…

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Personalized Sandblasted Rocks

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
November 2018

Metal Restoration & Buy Back

November 3 @ 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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Lighting Repair

November 7 @ 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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Knife Sharpening

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

10am – 4:30pm: 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 & China Repair

November 14 @ 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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Chair Caning

November 17 @ 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 inserts…

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I've begun a tradition with my 2 young granddaughters of hopping aboard the train and riding it to our destination stop at Geneva, then strolling our favorite destination in town - The Little Traveler.During our recent pint-sized trip on the train,...

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