Pamela's Country Cupboard
For the past twenty years, visitors to Solvang have been delighted to find an unexpected glimpse of heaven at the western most end of Solvang, California. The french doors of a busy little shop open wide, held in place by the cut-out wood painted maid, familiar to passerby after performing her duty for many years. A comforting scent of roasting Italian coffee, uplifting music, and warm laughter spill out of the building into the street, and guests are welcomed like precious friends.
The shop is a local favorite, Pamela's Country Cupboard, part Bible bookstore and part shopper's paradise. Established around twenty years ago by Pam Sommers, Pamela's Country Cupboard was recently purchased by long time Santa Ynez Valley residents Daryl and Mary White.
An uncommon spirit of service is evident in the atmosphere and the layout of the shop. In almost every corner may be found a reading chair where shoppers can rest and peruse a variety of Bibles and books. Inspirational gift items are displayed on antique furniture. At the rear of the store is a quiet garden patio where the Whites invite guests and local merchants to bring their lunch and relax.
by Inside the Santa Ynez Valley Magazine