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May 2017

Store CLOSED for the Day

May 29

We will be closed on May 29, 2017, in honor of Memorial Day.

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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. Items dropped off on the June 7 event will will be taken back to the repair shop and returned to our store for pick-up. Free estimates.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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Knife Sharpening

June 10 @ 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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Lamp & Lighting Repair

June 14 @ 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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July 2017

Chair Caning

July 8 @ 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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August 2017

Metal Restoration & Buy Back

August 2 @ 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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Crystal and China Repair

August 9 @ 10:00 am - October 11 @ 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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Fashion – Summer 2017 Highlights

ApparelFor summer style, the cha-cha-style Ruffle dress by Tango Mango is a flattering choice for all body types. Pair with a gossamer shrug for a little more coverage and you’re all set for an event or just shopping in Geneva.Gauzy separates in soft...

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