ONE OF THE COMFORTING TRUTHS of daily living is: Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. I’ve had (and sadly, lost) a dog who made my life whole, but the wholeness dogs offer can also come from other animals and the countless blessings of nature. Appreciating these things is why I started Wellman’s Online.
WELLMAN'S GREW OUT of the Webster family’s love for country living and tasteful reflections of things we value. We took a personal interest in “country” when we moved from the city to rural Tennessee nearly 20 years ago. Since then, we’ve raised goats, sheep, and chickens, and several of the Webster daughters have specialized in horses—including Julie, Wellman’s artist-in-residence.
ALTHOUGH WE ENJOY MANY THINGS COUNTRY AND NATURAL, our firsthand experience with horses in particular showed how close the relationship can be between folks who love horses and the horses who love them. So, launching Wellman’s by developing stylish gifts and accessories for horse lovers was a natural starting point.
SINCE WE'RE IN SERIOUS GROWTH MODE right now, we’re also tip-toeing into other “lover” areas—like dog and coffee lovers. You’ll notice a lot of coffee mugs at Wellman’s because we seriously enjoy our coffee, and over the years of collecting mugs on trips—and a few themed to our personal interests like horses—we know how much the right mug can enhance even the best fellowship around the world’s most popular beverage. During our morning coffee-on-the-porch times, memories triggered by a special mug have prompted many meaningful conversations.
OF THE TEN FOLKS IN THE WEBSTER FAMILY, Dad Greg (the one who’s writing this About page) and Julie are the ones making Wellman’s happen at the moment. My love of country living, Julie’s love of horses, and our mutual love of well-done art and design make us a good fit for producing the collection of products we have at Wellman’s. We don’t like junky-looking artwork and think that tack belongs on a horse, not on your T-shirt. And in case you haven’t noticed, everything we sell is proprietary.
ALTHOUGH WE LICENSE MUCH OF THE ART WE USE on our shirts, coffee mugs, and the rest, some is created by Julie just for us, and she designs all of our products exclusively for Wellman’s. So, if you like what you see, sign up for our email list to keep up to date on our latest additions and special offers—and come back to visit us regularly.
I'D ALSO LOVE TO HEAR YOUR FEEDBACK on how well we’re doing in providing tasteful designs on apparel, drinkware, home décor, and more that reflect your loves in life. Go to our Contact page and send me your thoughts when you have a moment.
A FEW OF THE NEW ITEMS WE LOVE: