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September 2020

Limited Edition Nora Fleming Birdie Dish

September 17 - September 30

A $15 value, the limited-edition Nora Fleming Birdie Dish is only available with a qualifying purchase. Now the pink birdie featured in Nora Fleming’s logo is available in dish form! It’s a must-have for every Nora Fleming collector. Use it to hold small treats or pair with a larger Nora Fleming Platter to use as a chip & dip.  With a $50 Nora Fleming purchase, you can buy this limited-edition Melamine Birdie Dish* in signature Nora Fleming pink for only…

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Crystal & China Repair

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

At the September event, Mary Lou will be inside our store in the Gift Gallery. Enter store through our side entrance under the long yellow awning off of Fulton Street. 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. Free Estimates. Your items will be brought back to the repair shop and then returned to The Little Traveler for…

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October 2020

Lamp & Lighting Repair

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

At the October event, look for Bob inside the store in our Gift Gallery. Enter the store at our side entrance along Fulton Street. 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…

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November 2020

Metal Restoration & Buy Back

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 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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Knife & Scissor Sharpening

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Be ready to carve the roast beast! 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 items will be taken to Tom’s repair shop and returned to our store within a few days. If you can't make the scheduled date. you're welcome to drop off your items to be sharpened a few days early in our Housewares department.

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December 2020

Chair Caning

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 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…

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Top 10 Halloween “Treats” at the Traveler

We won't make you wear a costume to take home these treats. If you're looking for a way to add a little extra magic to Halloween 2020, wander our rooms to find these frights and delights.  1. Flying Cauldron Non-Alcoholic Butterscotch Beer In the Candy...

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