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Heat Things up in the Kitchen

We’re all about the kitchen in our Housewares department with one of the largest collections of dishware, kitchen towels, coasters, servingware, cookbooks, recipe boxes, glassware and handy kitchen gadgets anywhere. Our collection includes gorgeous dinner & serveware, melamine trays & dishes, and handy kitchen tools.

Our selection changes with the season, with new patterns and colors in platters, plates, bowls, salt and peppers, mugs.  We figure that since we all spend so much time in the kitchen, you might as well make it fun.

You’ll find no end of clever and useful gifts for hostesses in our Housewares department. Here are just a few ideas: Towels, Aprons, Potholders, Dip chillers & spreaders, Coasters, Cutting boards & Reversible chip&dip/cake platter.

Drag cursor on image below to take a spin around our Housewares Dept (360 photo taken in September 2020)



Gadgets Galore

Don’t miss our wall of gadgets!  It’s loaded with helpful kitchen gadgets that you never knew existed, but once discovered, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them—for example, our ever-popular Extra Hands. Use them to stay clean while tossing and serving salads as adeptly as using your hands. Available in lots of fun colors.

Show Your Local Love

The Dish collection of plates, trivets and platters feature black & white architectural drawings of iconic Chicago and Illinois landmarks. Working with Geneva artist Sue Sanders, we also have our very own collection of Geneva dishes.

Assemble the dream team with Tervis tumblers. We have the popular insulated tumblers bearing logos of favorite professional and college teams. We also have the world exclusive Geneva, IL Tervis tumbler!

Silicone Lids by Charles Viancin

One of the most popular items in our housewares department are nature-inspired silicone lids and other accessories by Charles Viancin. With beautiful designs inspired by nature, these kitchen products are made for durable, practical use.

The lily pad and other nature-inspired lids by Charles Viancin will have you saying goodbye to irritating plastic wrap. It creates an air- and water-tight seal for storage and reheating and works on all types of rims, whether stainless steel, plastic, or glass. Safe for oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher.

Platters & Minis by Nora Fleming

Choose from a variety of classic white Nora Fleming platters, bowls, plates, and other serving pieces. Then make them new by changing out the adorable hand painted minis. Voila! You’ll have the perfect serving piece for every season and occasion. Nora Fleming designs minis for all moods. Find everything from spring time birds and flowers to stockings and Santas. Or select spiritual symbols and mini football helmets for your favorite teams. When you buy nine minis, you can buy the Nora Fleming display case at 1/2 price! It’s a wonderful gift and a beautiful way to display your own Nora Fleming collection.

Nora Fleming ceramic platters have a clean and modern design. This way, the decorative mini and your gourmet treats will take center stage. Nora Fleming ceramic serve ware also comes in many different shapes and sizes. Create your own mix of serving pieces for a refined yet down to earth display.  Add a small bowl to any platter to turn it into a chip and dip. It’s so easy!

Each Nora Fleming mini is hand painted for the ultimate in detail. Each piece can be cleaned with warm, soapy water. When you buy nine minis, get the keepsake box at half price! A filled display case makes a great gift. It’s also a beautiful way to keep your own Nora Fleming collection organized. These ceramic pieces make the perfect gift for wedding showers, house warmings and anniversaries. Even better—you can continue to expand the set over the years. Each new mini will commemorate a special event from the owner’s life.

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From the Owner – Temporary Store Closing

FROM THE LITTLE TRAVELER OWNER, MIKE SIMON: Starting Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day), The Little Traveler is temporarily closing for in-store shopping. We're doing this out of an abundance of caution until the COVID-19 rates in our area significantly...

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