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September 2019

Personalized Sandblasted Rocks

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Masterblasters return to take orders for personalized sandblasted rocks. Ranging in size from 2-11 inches, these rocks are perfect for gardens or as a welcome at the front of your home. Add your family name, address, a note to a beloved pet or family member, or a favorite short quote.    

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A Salon with Gertrude Stein

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$30 45 tickets left

Betsey Means portrays this American writer of novels, poetry, and plays. She eschewed the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of 19th century literature and was a fervent collector of modern art. For some forty years, the Stein home at 27 Rue de Fleurs on the Left Bank of Paris was a renowned Saturday evening gathering place for artists and writers, most notably Pablo Picasso. $30 ticket includes breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good that day. Doors open at 9am, Fulton…

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Lamp & Lighting Repair

September 18 @ 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 for over three years.Because of his background in antiques, Bob has…

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October 2019

Protected: It’s Good to Be Queen

Registration for this event is currently only open to our previous waiting list and is password protected. This event will open for public registration on Tuesday, August 27.  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…

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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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Dollmenders

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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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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Personalized Sandblasted Rocks

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Masterblasters return to take orders for personalized sandblasted rocks. Ranging in size from 2-11 inches, these rocks are perfect for gardens or as a welcome at the front of your home. Add your family name, address, a note to a beloved pet or family member, or a favorite short quote.

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Introducing The Pet Palace

As we anticipate the changing colors and temperatures of autumn, you’ll see our displays changing to cozier themes. One BIG change you won’t be able to miss once you wander into our Gift Galleries at the southwest corner of our store is The Pet...

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