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August 2018

Our BIGGEST Lighting Sale Ever

August 14 - September 30

One of our favorite lighting manufacturers gave us an offer we couldn’t refuse. They needed to clear out a warehouse, so we’ve been able to purchase top-quality home lighting at incredible savings. Now YOU can get amazing style at unbelievable prices.

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September 2018

***Sold Out*** Department 56 Halloween Workshop

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Irena Tomova from Department 56 will demonstrate tips and tricks for creating enchanting Halloween village displays. Tickets are $5 per person, includes wine, appetizers & a coupon toward a Department 56 purchase.Register by phone (ask for the Christmas Rooms).This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must call the store and inform the Christmas Department at least two days before the event.

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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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Art Showcase: Art by Rozanne

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet local artist Rozanne Priebe and see her beautiful interpretations of the natural world. Browse her unique cards, prints & one-of-a-kind pieces.

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***SOLD OUT*** Autumn Tea

September 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with autumn flavors in the upper terrace of our Atrium Cafe.$12.95 per person.This event is Sold Out.This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must call the store and inform the Gift Gallery at least two days before the event.

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Edith Wilson: Madam President

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join storyteller Lynn Rymarz as she shares the remarkable story of First Lady Edith Wilson. Hear the love story between President Woodrow Wilson and his wife. Learn of the involvement of the nation during WWI and how she stood by her husband’s side. Discover the strength she developed when he suffered a paralyzing stroke in 1919 and how she secretly stepped in to fill his responsibilities, acting on his behalf as Madam President.$30 ticket includes breakfast, program, and a shopping…

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October 2018


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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Flower Fairies Imaginary Garden & Tea Party

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

An enchanting event for children ages 6 & up and adults. Toy designer Joyce Sprau will lead you in creating your own Flower Fairies garden using pieces from the Secret Garden Collection she designed. The collection is inspired by Cicely Mary Barker’s charming 1920’s artwork.$30 per fairy garden (if more than 2 people work on one garden, the cost is $5 for additional guests), includes one fairy, supplies to make garden, iced or hot tea, and tasty treats.Register by phone…

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Virtuoso: The Life of Clara Schumann

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Betsey Means portrays Clara Schumann, the prodigy daughter of remarkable piano teacher, Friedrich Wieck. Learn how Clara’s art sustained her through a lifetime of tragedy and triumph. She developed from a mere wunderkind into a widely acclaimed virtuoso by the time she was in her teens. When the young Robert Schumann, a gifted composer, became a resident piano pupil at the Wieck household, he and Clara fell deeply in love. Their marriage became one of the great true love stories…

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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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A Letter from a Friend – Donna from West Chicago

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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