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    Atterdag Village Serendipity Shoppe: Helping Those in Need~

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 11, 2011

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    This is a thrift shop, but no ordinary thrift shoppe that sells vintage stoves, glassware to linens, jackets, old hats and new lotions, the eclectic inventory offers something for everyone. What is so unique about this shop is that Atterdag Village Serendipity Shoppe serves residents receiving skilled nursing care for at the SYV Recovery Residence of Solvang Lutheran Home, recently renamed “Atterdag Village.” Proceeds from sales benefit residents who have exhausted their financial resources. So when you buy from places like these your helping the community. I bought some really beautiful horsey pattern end table runners.

    Open Tues-Sat 10-5,

    Closed Sun. and Mon. On Tuesdays.

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    Frederik's Court: Hidden Treasures

    by Yaqui Written Dec 9, 2011

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    With the courtyard of Frederik's is some local businesses, restaurants and some shops. Yet, what is really neat is a beautiful horse fountain along with some Greek Statues.

    Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau
    1639 Copenhagen Drive
    Solvang, CA 93463
    805-688-6144

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    Vinhus: Spirits~Gifts~Bakery~Gourmet Cheese

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 9, 2011

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    We wondered into here to just browse around, but my best friend found a very unique pan that makes those pancake balls. This shop is very unique with many different types of items such as variety of wines, beers, liquors, cheeses, baking goods, pans, and many other gift items. We were also able to buy bottle water since it was kind of hot that day.

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    Solvang Antique Center: Elegant Antiques

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 9, 2011

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    This building has 8,000 square feet of elegant antiques. Not your typical antique mall I assure you. It looks like furniture that would come out of very wealthy estates. All is beautiful condition. I could never afford them, but it was fun exploring the store.

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    Copenhagen Square: Copenhagen Windmill

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 9, 2011

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    There is several shops just within the Copenhagen windmill and many restaurants just around the corner of it.

    Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau
    1639 Copenhagen Drive
    Solvang, CA 93463
    805-688-6144

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    Hamlet Square: Copenhagen Blue Windmill

    by Yaqui Written Dec 9, 2011

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    Another wonderful area village with some wonderful gift shops and restaurants. I bought some magnets and postcards in the blue windmill shop.

    Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau
    1639 Copenhagen Drive
    Solvang, CA 93463
    805-688-6144b

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    Olsens' Danish Village: Mission Windmill

    by Yaqui Written Dec 9, 2011

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    Solvang has many wonderful windmills and each of them are the centerpiece of a shopping village. This village has many types of shops, restaurants, and businesses.

    Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau
    1639 Copenhagen Drive
    Solvang, CA 93463

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    Woodard's Gift Shop: Wood work!!!

    by RedEaredPanda Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Find a lot of nice carved and hand made wooden pieces.. I purchased a little wooden fisherman holding a wooden fish.. It's a cute little store if you like art and handmade wooden pieces, you should visit the store. You may visit the website before going to the store as well.

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    Picket Fences: Shabby Chic-y Shop

    by Paris92 Written Mar 20, 2011

    Well, it's a look that I'm kind of sick of, but if you're not, this Shabby Chic-themed store is a total wonderland. Everything is distressed, white washed wood or rusted iron or at the very least has some kind of quote about angels on it. Even though it's not my thing, I admire anyone who can pick a theme and do it well, and whoever buys for this store does that. It's a very well-organized, open, friendly shop that is a great place to pick up something tasteful (which in Solvang can be a challenge). It's also a lovely place to pick up a few little decorative things for your garden if you're so inclined. It's certainly a charming, pleasant place to be.

    What to buy: Everything from artwork (I don't remember seeing any originals, just reprinted stuff), to inspirational plaques, to furniture. All Shabby Chic--if you're into modernity, this is not your place.

    What to pay: Neither exorbitant nor cheap--about what you would expect.

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    Rasmussen's: Danish Department Store in Solvang

    by Paris92 Written Mar 20, 2011

    Well, it's certainly not hip or cutting edge, but who cares? I loved this store's old-fashioned feeling, as if you might find something on the back of a shelf that's been there since 1962. Selling everything from traditional Danish Christmas ornaments and spinning angels to yarn to Danish napkins to placemats to Danish books and just good ol' Danish tourist junk, this place really does make you forget you're in the United States. Most of the stuff here isn't even really my taste, but I could have spent hours going through it. It's sort of like going to World Market or Pier One if everything can from Denmark.

    What to buy: Everything from weird little can openers to imported napkins to crafts to books about Denmark.

    What to pay: Not pricey, unless you're going for the big items like China.

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    Elna's Dress Shop and Danish Costumes: Where Heidi Would Shop if She Lived in Solvang

    by Paris92 Written Mar 20, 2011

    Well, the store's brochure says "Since 1942" and that's not hard to believe. Selling a variety of children's traditional Danish clothing as well as women's clothes (that look pretty outdated), this is one of many places in Solvang that looks as if it's been totally untouched since WWII.

    If you've got a child and for some totally inexplicable reason that child really, really wants Lederhosen, this is your place. Selling a variety of both boys' and girls' outfits, the store apparently makes all the clothing here by hand. I'm not a 100% sure what these costumes are used for (I'm guessing festivals?), but I'm sure if Elna's been around this long, someone is buying them. They look a little garden gnome-y/Hansel and Gretel-y to me, but when in Solvang...

    What to buy: Traditional Danish children's clothes.

    What to pay: Up to $79 for girls' dresses.

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    THE MOLE HOLE OF SOLVANG: WONDEROUS GIFTS FOR YOU TO BUY

    by travelgourmet Written Dec 23, 2009

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    QUAINT ENTRANCE TO THE MOLE HOLE OF SOLVANG
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    The special location of The Mole Hole of Solvang, right across the street from the Solvang Park, is only the beginning of the story for this unique gift store. They have been in business for over 24 years at this location and repeat visitors to Solvang, always make a stop at The Mole Hole to see what is the latest item to desire. When you enter the store, you almost get the feeling that you are in a tunnel or mole hole, that is filled with lots of goodies to the left and right as you peruse to the open larger room and a total of 3 stories of items for sale. You must be able to climb stairs if you want to see what is available on the upper floors. Yes, this may be a shop more for the ladies, but guys, let's be honest. We like to browse a little, too.

    What to buy: My wife was undecided on what she wanted. "I could have bought more", she cried. "There were enough things there to pique my interest", my wife exclaimed. True, I saw a few things that I could have purchased, but hey, there is a gambling casino just down the road that piques my interest a little more. lol

    What to pay: The prices all seemed reasonable and there were some bargains, as well. How much you spend will be up to your pocket book.

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    Book Loft: Rare books, anyone?

    by marinarena Written Aug 24, 2009
    Book Loft, Solvang

    Book loft is an absolute treasure in the town. The quaintness of the bookstore is very apparent: from its cottage exterior, appraochable staff and old-fashioned stairs leading to 2nd floor. So precious is the vast collection of books, which featture all of the typical genres, though, the loft has various antiquarian and collectable books in Danish and other Scandanavian languages. Those are mainly in the uncatalogued Solvang Book Company. I'm especially intriqued by the very decent selection of used poetry books. Of course, anything and maybe everything to do with the town's favorite author, legendary Dane Hans Christian Andersen is available here.

    Check out the events selection on Book Loft's website for community activity, often tied with with fun happenings in Solvang, like the Danish Days festival.

    Also of note, Jackie Chan has visited here. Have a look on the website!

    Loft Hours:

    Monday 9:00 - 6:00
    Tuesday 9:00 - 8:00
    Wednesday 9:00 - 8:00
    Thursday 9:00 - 8:00
    Friday 9:00 - 9:00
    Saturday 9:00 - 9:00
    Sunday 9:00 - 6:00

    What to buy: books in Danish , Norwegian and Swedish; local books on San Inez Valley and Santa Barbara

    What to pay: An average book probably costs around $15. Book can be a bit pricey , even for marked up used ones, some very rare books can easily go for a hundred and up

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    INGEBORG'S Danish Chocolate Factory: BENT PEDERSEN AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

    by travelgourmet Updated May 4, 2009

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    CHOCOLATE LOVERS HEAVEN
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    Ingeborg's Danish Chocolates has been in business here in Solvang since 1961. Ingeborg Larsen was a chocolate factory owner in her home town of Copenhagen, Denmark before coming to the Danish Capitol of America, Solvang, California. Joining Ingeborg in Solvang was her sister, Carla, and after dipping chocolate in Solvang for 15 years, 1976 was the year that Bent & Lisa Pedersen became owner/operators of the chocolate factory. Now, Solvang had their own real live Willie Wonka in Bent Pedersen.

    Today, both Bent and Lisa can be found behind the display cases of over 70 different chocolates or in the back where the chocolate factory is located, making a new batch of chocolates. One side of the store is devoted to an Ice Cream Parlour with lots of delicious items. This is a pure candy store that has chocolates you can enjoy while walking the streets of Solvang or take home by the box to let melt in your mouth while remembering the sights, sounds, and the scent of chocolate at Ingeborg's World Famous Danish Chocolates in the Danish Capital of America, Solvang, California.

    What to buy: There are so many choices and all of them looked so good. The best part is that the ones I did purchase tasted as good as they looked. I have a candy family background and have learned the ins and outs of candy making including fine chocolates. I have been to most of the world famous candy makers factories in the United States starting when I was only a child, when chocolate making was all hand made and a true treat. I felt that at Ingeborg's I had returned to my youth as the sight, sound, and scent of chocolate reminded me of the old fashioned recipe chocolate candy I craved as a child. Chocolates purchased from an on site factory are the premium chocolates, so go with what tempts your taste buds. You won't be disappointed.

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    Solvang Antique Center: Window-shoppers love Solvang!

    by AdriCAAB Written Feb 4, 2008

    Antique-hunters will especially appreciate the Solvang Antique Center with its 65 dealers in a unique and historic setting.

    What to buy: Gifts, porcelain figurines, crafts, apparel including Western wear and Danish garb.

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