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September 2019

It’s in the Cards – Swarovski Gift with Purchase

September 23 - September 29

From September 23-29, receive this Tarot Pocket Mirror* as our gift to you with any Swarovski purchase of $200 or more. *While supplies last. You'll find plenty to sparkle your interest in our Swarovski Crystal Forest Boutique—including the dazzling 2019 Christmas collection.   

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Department 56 Halloween Workshop

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

During this popular evening event, Department 56 expert Irena will demonstrate tips and tricks for creating spooky yet enchanting village displays. Her demonstration will result in a beautiful one-of-a-kind display. $10 ticket includes wine, appetizers, and 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 notify someone in our Christmas Dept. of your cancellation at least 2 days prior to…

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October 2019

Fall Botanical Art Class

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Artists and degreed instructors Carol Bonick and Pam Bernard will teach you how to create a vintage-inspired autumn botanical art piece with colored pencils and mixed media. $35 includes all art supplies, instruction, refreshments, and a shopping coupon.  Online tickets for this event are closed. Please call the store and ask to speak to the Paper Dept. to inquire about availability. This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify Debbie Fisher in our…

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It’s Good to Be Queen

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$30 38 tickets left

Ellie Carlson portrays the enigmatic and imposing figure of Queen Victoria. Your audience with the Queen will take place in 1876 when she had just been named Empress of India, a country she never actually visited. Nor did she ever visit America, so attending an audience with her here in the US will require a small suspension of disbelief. As with all of Ellie’s performances, please bring your sense of humor. $30, includes breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good…

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Crystal and China Repair

October 9 @ 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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Chair Caning

October 12 @ 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 a decade. She also repairs pre-woven cane, split weave, rush, leather seat…

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October 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Doll RepairDollmenders 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…

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History of Geneva Architecture

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$20 17 tickets left

Geneva is well-known for its unique architecture and charm. During this breakfast program in our Atrium Cafe, you'll learn about the people who designed, constructed, and lived in some of Geneva’s most interesting homes and buildings. Stories include Frank Lloyd Wright, the Wilson Brothers, and Howard Raftery, the only child of The Little Traveler founder, Kate Raftery. $20 ticket includes breakfast and a shopping coupon. All proceeds will be donated to The Geneva History Museum. This event has a 48-hour…

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Clock Repair

October 19 @ 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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Art by Rozanne Pop-Up Shop

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cards & Prints Meet local artist Rozanne Priebe and see her beautiful interpretations of the natural world. At this Pop-Up Shop, she'll feature pieces with an autumn theme. 

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How Did These Kid-Related Traditions Get Started?

As we perused our beautiful collection of giftware for little ones and parents-to-be in our Gift Galleries, we got to did these traditions—like the tooth fairy and birthday candles—get started? We put our internet detectives on it....

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