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March 2019

Easter Basket Special

March 1 - April 21

Hop in and buy $20 in items for an Easter basket (from anywhere in the store) and bring them to the Gourmet Rooms to receive a FREE basket and FREE gift-wrap design. Choose from one of the colored baskets above.

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Home Lighting Sale

March 12 - April 20

We've received a huge new shipment of quality home lighting by Quoizel. Over 50 styles are on sale! 

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The Great Easter Basket Hunt

March 15 - April 15

The hunt is on. From now until April 15, hop around The Little Traveler to find baskets filled with great new items for spring. Choose your favorite and enter to win it. Just pick up a form at any register, fill it out, then hop around the store to find the baskets. Drop your completed slip into the box by the basket you’d most like to win. Winners will be notified by e-mail during the week before Easter.These are the beauties you're looking…

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March 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

NEW! Doll IdentificationsThe Dollmenders now offer doll identifications (not appraisals) for an additional fee. Learn your doll’s approximate time period, possible manufacturer, and more.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…

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Patrick and the Saints of the Emerald Isle

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Veteran actor Terry Lynch portrays Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Hear tales from St. Patrick’s life and fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know the celebration’s original color was blue? Also learn about other Irish saints, including St. Brigid, and St. Columba.$30 ticket includes breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good that day. Doors open at 9am, Fulton Street entrance.Please Note: We do our best to seat groups together, but in some cases, groups of larger than 4 people…

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$5 - $35

Peter Rabbit Secret Garden & Tea Party

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Toy designer Joyce Sprau returns with her brand new collection inspired by Beatrix Potter’s classic tale. She’ll show children ages 4 & up and adults how to create their very own Peter Rabbit garden.$35 per garden (if more than 1 person works on the same garden, the cost is $5 for additional guests), includes a Peter Rabbit figure, all supplies to make one garden, iced or hot tea, and tasty treats.This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a…

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April 2019

Service is a Four-Legged Job

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pam Osbourne, accompanied by her therapy dog Rufus, and Jennifer Rae Trojan will take you on an exciting journey into the lives and changing roles of assistance and therapy dogs. They’ll share unique photos and personal experiences as well as various training techniques. Both women have extensive experience working with service dogs and have authored books on the subject.$15, includes dessert and a shopping coupon.This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must contact our…

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NEW! Clock Repair

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We've found a new repair expert to restore your treasures. 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 and he were…

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Book Talk with Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Meet author Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild during this breakfast program about novels for women—plus advice for aspiring authors. Jacqueline writes cozy fiction set in the countryside and Nantucket. For some of her stories, she’s even drawn inspiration from The Little Traveler! She studied at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, was an interior designer, and now owns Her Majesty’s English Tea Room in Dunlap, IL. She’s also a cast member of Murder Mystery at Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island.$20, includes breakfast and a shopping…

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Lighting Repair

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

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 retired, lamp repair became his focus, and he's been doing freelance lighting repair ever since.Because of his background in antiques, Bob has a respect…

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Beautiful in More Ways than One – New Fair Trade+

Exploring our Fair Trade+ Gallery is always a new experience. We continuously discover vendors and products that we know you're going to love, so our collection continues to expand. The Little Traveler now has the most extensive selection of Fair Trade...

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