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August 2022

Knife Sharpening Drop Off Service

August 1 - September 30

You can now drop off your cutlery at any time—no need to wait for a Knife Sharpening event. Bring your items to be sharpened into our Housewares Department during store hours, and we'll get them to our repair expert. He'll sharpen your items at his workshop and return them to The Little Traveler for pickup the following week.  John’s Knife Sharpening Service sharpens knives, household & fabric scissors & garden tools. This service matches timeless skills & knowledge with today's…

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September 2022

Crystal & China Repair

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Don't throw away your cracked or chipped crystal stemware, vases, or bowls. Our visiting repair experts can make them like new again. Same with your broken china dinnerware and porcelain figurines. That includes collectibles like Hummels, Lladros, and Swarovski. Mary Lou and Bob Gates have perfected the art of china, porcelain, and crystal repair. Bring in your chipped, broken, or cracked treasures and let our experts work their magic. Glass can't be added to or re-fired, so Mary Lou's process…

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October 2022

Lamp & Lighting Repair

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Don’t throw away your broken lamps! Our visiting repair expert can make them functional again. Larry Stoneking, otherwise known as "Mr. Honey-Do," is a skilled handyman with a talent for repairing home lighting, including lamps and chandeliers*. If your lamp doesn't work, and you don't know why, Larry can figure it out and fix it. He works with both antique & modern lamps.  On the day of the event, you will find Larry in our Gift Gallery (a/k/a the candle…

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November 2022

Metal Restoration & Buy Back

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Have your damaged sterling silver, silver plate, pewter, brass, copper, bronze and gold treasures restored to their former beauty. Our visiting metalsmith, Rita Robbens, can also repair and restore spelter, zinc, and nickel.  Give family heirlooms new life. Turn flea market finds into treasure. Welcome a new baby with a restored and polished baby cup once used by a grandparent. Surprise Mom by restoring her silver tea set.   Chances are, if you have a damaged or worn metal piece, Rita…

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Chair Caning

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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 at The Little Traveler and brought back to the repair shop for reweaving. They’ll be returned to our store for pick up. Please note that there is a two-month minimum turnaround time for repairs and delivery.  There is no need to book an appointment. Simply bring your items to be repaired…

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Crystal & China Repair

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Don't throw away your cracked or chipped crystal stemware, vases, or bowls. Our visiting repair experts can make them like new again. Same with your broken china dinnerware and porcelain figurines. That includes collectibles like Hummels, Lladros, and Swarovski. Mary Lou and Bob Gates have perfected the art of china, porcelain, and crystal repair. Bring in your chipped, broken, or cracked treasures and let our experts work their magic. Glass can't be added to or re-fired, so Mary Lou's process…

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The Little Traveler Jingle Contest

Entries must be received by Midnight on September 14. The Little Traveler Jingle Contest We know we have the most creative customers around—so who better to create a jingle in honor of The Little Traveler’s 100th Anniversary? We invite you to enter...

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