St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 16, 2007
Painted by Design announced the extension of its store to the internet to help meet a growing consumer desire for customized hand painted gifts. The St. Louis based company specializes in creating whimsical painted to order items and personalized gifts for wholesale and retail customers.
The new website provides a shopping experience where customers dictate the final product. They start by selecting blank items from a range of glass stemware, ceramic dinnerware, children's toy boxes, or a number of other product options. Customers then choose from over fifty different designs and color pallets to tailor selected products to suit their home décor and sense of style, or to give as one-of-a-kind hand painted gifts for birthdays and holidays.
"We hand paint everything from piggy banks to wine glasses to large tin party tubs," says Cindy Larimore, owner of Painted by Design. "Our customers like to give personalized gifts, and our website allows them to create those gifts from scratch."
Painted by Design caters to customers who eschew typical offerings by large retailers, or who want to give gifts which have more personal meaning than what can be found at mass merchandisers.
Some of the whimsical design themes for which Painted by Design is known in the St. Louis area have caught the attention of regional wineries and wine bars who now use customized hand painted wine glasses from Larimore for tastings and for resale in their gift shops. Hand painted martini glasses are also popular personalized gifts for adults while custom hand painted lap trays and clipboard desks are the most popular items for kids.
"What makes our store different is that we paint each item to order according to customer specifications," Larimore continues. "And we paint everything absolutely by hand, without the use of stencils."
While customers may choose hand painted gifts which use one or more of the many custom designs shown on the website, Painted by Design also accommodates special orders to custom match wallpaper, china patterns, fabric samples, or any other specific artwork. The company can also personalize items with names, favorite sayings, or company logos.
To learn more about customizable gifts available through Painted by Design, visit the site at http://www.paintedbydesign.com.
About Painted by Design:
Painted by Design is owned by a mother/daughter team that specializes in creating unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for all ages. The company is located in St. Louis, MO and has been in business for over eight years.