The Home Connection was established in 1990 by a Mother-Daughter team. The Home Connection, owned by Thora Nielsen Andersen and Donna Andersen Ineman, stands where Thora's childhood home was built by her father in the early 1920's.
Thora's maternal grandparents, John and Thora Roth came from Denmark to America, started their family, and were farmers in Northern California before joining the early settlers in what was to become the township of Solvang.
Thora's father, C.V. Nielsen was a contractor, who learned his trade in Denmark, and after marrying Anna Roth, began to build the house where their daughter Thora was born. It took two years to complete the house that stood in downtown Solvang for nearly 70 years.
In the late 80's when construction of Scandia Court began, the Nielsen home was carefully dissembled and moved to the Dunn School campus where it's in use today, as one of the teacher's quarters.
During construction of the building, it occurred to both of them that no better place existed for their dream of a home store than in the place Thora was born.
The Home Connection started out small, with being a bridal registry store, now they have extended out the back and expanded their merchandise to include gifts for the entire family. We take pride in bringing to the area quality merchandise with competitive pricing and welcome special orders in any line. We are very proud of our many USA lines, especially our newly added handcrafted furniture from Simply Amish.