Our Story

Since its founding in 1879 by George Welch, the Welch Company has been dedicated to providing shoppers on Boston's South Shore with quality merchandise and an unmatched level of customer service. It’s a core commitment which has remained unchanged for nearly 140 years and continues today.  But, oh, how everything else has changed!

Originally a general store, the Welch Company offered Scituate residents utilitarian wares such as hardware and paint in a rambling old building on the waterfront. Over the decades, the selection evolved and, where once locals came in for a box of nails or a bucket of paint, the Welch Company became the store where people from throughout the region found decorative items for the home and unique gifts.  

In 2006, the Welch Company moved into a new location. We’re still located on Front Street, overlooking Scituate’s beautiful waterfront, but we now occupy two floors of space where floor-to-ceiling windows frame the views of the harbor and fill the shop with sunlight.

You’ll no longer find hammers and hardware at the Welch Company. What you will find is handmade jewelry and original artwork. You’ll also find exquisite linens, pillows and throws from Matouk, Sferra and other fine companies. We have an endless selection of home décor accessories as well as tableware from Juliska and Mariposa and stemware from Rolf Glass. We also carry lighting from Currey & Company, Visual Comfort, Jamie Young and home furnishings, which you’ll find arranged throughout the shop in thoughtful vignettes designed to inspire.

In 2005, Interiors by Welch Company HOME + DESIGN was introduced. Owner-Designer Caroline Warner creates spaces which combine an elegant seaside aesthetic with inherent livability; rooms which command attention while inviting one to sink into an over-stuffed sofa at the same time.