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January 2020

Chair Caning Rescheduled to Wed., Jan. 22

January 11

Due to illness, the January 11 date for Chair Caning has been cancelled. This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 22.

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Clock Repair

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our visiting repairman will restore your treasured antique and modern clocks. 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…

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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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March 2020

***EVENT CANCELLED*** Chair Caning

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

In light of CDC recommendations regarding coronavirus, we are excercising an abundance of caution and cancelling this event. Please subscribe to our Weekly Email to stay posted on new developments at The Little Traveler.   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…

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***EVENT CANCELLED*** Metal Restoration & Buy Back

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

In light of CDC recommendations regarding coronavirus, we are excercising an abundance of caution and cancelling this event. Please subscribe to our Weekly Email to stay posted on new developments at The Little Traveler:  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…

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***EVENT CANCELLED*** Dollmenders

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

In light of CDC recommendations regarding coronavirus, we are excercising an abundance of caution and cancelling this event. Please subscribe to our Weekly Email to stay posted on new developments at The Little Traveler. 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…

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April 2020

***Event Cancelled*** Knife & Scissor Sharpening

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

The Little Traveler is temporarily closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. All events through April 30 have been cancelled. We're taking a wait-and-see approach on events scheduled to occur after May 1. Learn more about our temporary closing.  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…

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***Event Cancelled*** Lamp & Lighting Repair

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

The Little Traveler is temporarily closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. All events through April 30 have been cancelled. We're taking a wait-and-see approach on events scheduled to occur after May 1. Learn more about our temporary closing.  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,…

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May 2020

***Event Cancelled*** 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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The Little Traveler Reopening

On Tuesday, June 2, we'll gleefully reopen our Fulton Street door (the side door under the long yellow awning) to what we're calling "The Littler Little Traveler" Temporary Store Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 10am-5pm You'll have access...

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