From a 200 square foot back alley shop to California’s Finest Collective
Ron and Julie Palladino began their antique business in Los Angeles as a hobby that soon developed into a full scale passion. In 1977 they fell in love with the charming village of Solvang while visiting, and decided to move their rather humble antique clock business out of the city and into the “country”. Their little repair shop quickly grew to include a 750 square foot retail showroom, and within a year employed six people. Then throughout the years continuing to grow in product, reputation and far-reaching clientele.
The store pioneered new territory in Solvang by introducing world-class merchandise into a marketplace traditionally geared towards inexpensive products. They proved without a doubt that it was possible to draw sophisticated buyers to Solvang from every corner of the globe.
The Solvang Antique Center was located in the Old Mill Shops Building from 1990 to 2012. Dwight and Arlene Steffensen purchased Solvang Antiques in 2010 with ambitious plans to build on the legacy of this much loved business. Now located just around the corner at 1693 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang Antiques is recognized as one of the finest antique collectives in the country and continues to amaze visitors and clients alike with their emphasis on fine art, and antique and estate jewelry.
Today Solvang Antiques offers an overwhelming variety of quality antiques including furniture, lighting, silver, glass and specializing in restored antique clocks, watches and music boxes with one of the largest selections in the country.