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Find Us at The REDLANDS PLAZA:

330 Sixth Street, Suite 101
REDLANDS, CA, 92374
909-798-9313

Mon. thru Wed. 10 AM -- 6 PM
Thursday  2 PM -- 8 PM
Sat.  10 AM -- 6 PM
Sun.  11 AM -- 5 PM

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We are the most intriguing biggest little stuffed animal shop in Southern California (also featuring Decorative House and Garden Flags for the home--and NOW also featuring Designer Scarves for your wardrobe)!

Extremely easy access from Interstate 10 in Redlands between San Bernardino and Palm Springs!
(see map on "About Us" page...)

Open 7 days a week! 

Today is Sunday, June 24, 2018

We are OPEN until 5 PM in Suite 101 in the Redlands Plaza at 330 6th Street in Downtown Redlands!

We've been enjoying keeping busy helping our customers prepare for upcoming birthdays and arrivals of new siblings, share a little huggable comfort with a friend or relative who could use some, surprise someone special with a little "Just because" present and even to get their "Patriotic" on with a new House or Garden Decorative Flag! We would not be aware of these unique reasons for a visit to our shop if we were not a brick-and-mortar retailer--and we would truly miss you sharing them with us! 

Saturday's customer stories were especially fun!

A big plush neon-green Anaconda went to a performer who was going to use it on stage as a prop for her "Snake-charmer" character (that one should read really well from a theatrical distance!).

Another very thoughtful and patient customer spent time to pick out the perfect plush kitten: small, very fluffy and soft, beige with pretty blue eyes and a very sweet face, for an autistic little boy who is a little bothered by bright, contrasting colors, but is looking forward to having his very own real kitten!

Someone else was surprised by a long-distance visit from a good friend and former co-worker whose all-in-good-fun nickname had been "Weasel" and came to our shop specifically to in turn surprise said friend with--guess what--a very cute standing plush weasel (trust us, they are not easy to find!).

Our favorite of the day had to be the lovely lady (who was escorted to our shop by one of our already great customers) who took home a GORGEOUS realistic "Portrait of Nature" Hansa Husky Dog because she was literally moved to tears by how much it resembled a beloved Husky who had been part of her life!

These are examples of exactly the reasons we are here! Thanks to you for looking to us to provide these kinds of contributions to your various worlds!
 We are so honored to have the opportunity to assist!

NEW STYLES of House and Garden size Patriotic Flags PLUS the FANCY (appliqued stripes with embroidered stars) version of the Classic American Flag in the nice 28" by 48" size, have just joined our already good selection just in time to display for Summer! House and Garden sizes are available as are Poles and Brackets for the former and Holders for the latter!

If you are looking to dress your home for the season, we rotate through an amazing selection of gorgeous Decorative Flags that could make that an exceedingly easy task for you! (As mentioned above, Poles and Brackets for the House Flags and Holders for the Garden-size Flags are also available if you have not yet tried this form of enhancement for your home!) All you have to do to stay up to date for the next season is to change out your Flag(s)--and DONE!

NOTICE--Now available at Star Tulip Stuffies:
You can now have us custom design and assemble your own special Goodie-bags 
to match your party motif for you 
to present each guest at your next event featuring an animal (or fantasy creature) theme! Scroll down for the official announcement with all the details!

Do you have an established or b
udding Naturalist in your family or circle of friends? Should you ever be in need of a gift for said nature-lover, we want to remind you all that, while our plush is cute and huggable, most of it is far more than mere toys! Our realistic and highly detailed stuffed animals come from exactly the same suppliers who help stock the gift shops at Zoos, Museums, Aquaria, National and State Parks and Monuments (except that we have a huge selection all in one place that you might otherwise have to search several such venues to find)! Many are artistically lovely enough to display as home decor as well as to appreciate for their tactile and visual comfort value! If you've never visited our shop, the need for a unique gift that reinforces an interest in and appreciation for Nature (and maybe even serves as a concrete reminder of an awesome family experience visiting any institution 
dedicated to this end
--or even the great outdoors itself) could just be your perfect excuse to come check us out--we promise you will be amazed!

Every once and awhile one of you comments on how much you enjoy our background music here in the shop (it's so lovely we've even had folks notice "our" tunes during a phone conversation and comment or inquire!)--because it is tranquil and soothing! The CD's we almost always play are from a very talented local Piano Tuner, Greg Schultz--who composed and performs all the works on each CD! We are very pleased to tell you that Greg dropped a few of his CDs by the Shop recently, so now you, too, can enjoy his beautiful Nature-inspired compositions! Ask at the check-out counter--they are just $15 each, including tax--and we play them until they just about disintegrate! 

Do remember to check out our gift choices before you do all of your shopping at big-box and department stores with the cookie-cutter selections! We, like all of our Downtown small business colleagues, go out of our way to bring you things you just won't find in the "usual" places! Find unique gifts (holiday and year-long) for the most special friends and family members in your lives by shopping local!


Note: If you saw something on this site a day or more ago and find it is no longer here (or it appears this site has not been updated daily--we occasionally have issues with Earthlink's usually reliable site builder!), check our Facebook address (link above)--there is more "space" there to leave things up longer (and it usually works when the website is not available to us for editing), so we try to do that in case anyone missed something here!

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Thank you for tolerating us taking a day off to do a little more botanizing before everything burns up for the summer! We have lots of 
pictures of 
wildflowers from the San Bernardino Mountains to share!

We started at the Yucaipa end of Highway 38 and spent a fair bit of time exploring around the Jenks Lake area, drove out to the precipitous overlook on the desert side at Coon Creek Cabin, went over to the Big Bear area and wandered around the Rugged, unmaintained back-country roads north of Fawnskin and west of Holcomb Valley, returning home via Highway 330 in the evening.

Unlike the San Gabriel Mountains, which are sedimentary layers of ancient sea and lake-bed rock that have been churned and twisted and uplifted into steep slopes of quite variable composition, most of the San Bernardino Mountains is solid granite substrate, sometimes lightly overlaid with sedimentary layers or itself exfoliating or decomposing into granite sand at or near exposed surfaces. The differences in geology can, not surprisingly lead to differences in the plant community profiles found in each mountain range.

The drive along Highway 38 was always one of our botany professor's favorite routes for his classic "Tree Lecture" because of the highly "instructive" value of the amazing diversity of both coniferous and deciduous members of the forest it traverses!
Far from experts on either kind of trees (Which particular species of those identical-looking, overlapping in habitat--and possibly hybridizing to create intermediate forms--"firs" is that? No clue!), we ARE able to recognize a "Big-leaf Maple"--partly because we have an eastern Sugar Maple (yes, the kind they make that yummy syrup from!) as a horticultural landscape "transplant" at home! We caught these after blooming, full of wads of clusters of their classic double-winged seeds (that drop when mature, spinning like helicopters to disperse!) circled in this image. The "big leaf" that belongs to their parent tree is indicated by the arrow (ignore the interloping sprigs of slender willow leaves intruding upon the Maple's space). These leaves are comparatively HUGE as maples go--as big as a hand, and you could probably fit half a dozen sugar maple leaves within the perimeter of one of these--and the seeds are probably at least 3 or 4 times the size of the ones on our backyard Sugar Maple--so this tree decidedly has an aptly chosen common name!

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We are expecting several new product shipments, including a bunch of new Swing Cards, to arrive in the coming weeks, but while we are waiting for them to wend their way to us, since we are filling up our Summer Customer Appreciation Gift Basket with stuffed animals depicting fauna from the rain forests of South American, we thought it would be interesting to highlight some of them in images and brief descriptions to recount the amazing representatives of this tropical region available in our South American Rain Forest habitat! 

The information for today's featured South American animal is derived from the San Diego Zoo's website (link below).

The Spectacled Bear has an obvious reason for its nickname, the areas of light fur surrounding its eyes like eyeglasses and extending down the front of its chest to give each a personal bespectacled face and "vest" pattern, distinct enough to even be useful for researchers to identify individual subjects (its scientific name means "Decorated Bear"!).

The only bears found in South America, Spectacled Bears are also known as "Andean Bears" since they inhabit forest, grasslands and scrublands in countries from Venezuela to Bolivia associated with the Andes Mountains. They are considered to be "mid-sized" as bears go with males 30-50% larger than females, ranging from about 6.5 feet long and a little under three feet tall at the shoulder and weighing in at 220-386 pounds.

Aside from Giant Pandas, Spectacled Bears are the most vocal of all bears, communicating more extensively and with unique sounds atypical for bears, including a shrill screech and a soft purring sound. 

Living in the tropics precludes the need to hibernate so Spectacled Bears are active year-round, capable of living a truly arboreal life, foraging and even constructing leafy platforms on which to feed and sleep in the tree canopy. Although they will occasionally eat rodents and insects, the bulk of their diet is plant material. As bears they are second only to Pandas in consumption of vegetation, including fruits, bromeliads, palms and even cactus and are very important ecologically in seed dispersal via their droppings!

See more about Spectacled bears here: 

More information about Spectacled bears


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You have a chance to qualify to WIN our NEWEST Customer Appreciation Gift Basket Drawing! Entry forms available NOW!


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Our storefront is transforming from Spring flower gardens and graduations to patriotic summer fun! 

Our Greeter Cheetah has even assumed the harmonizing "disguise" of a red-hot Ladybug to match our Red, White and Blue Decorative Flags, any one (or more) of which would "accessorize" your home beautifully for the Fourth of July and beyond!

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Patriotic Flags are now available in store!


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And even MORE Patriotic Flags in our  collection!

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LOOK what we just found in our storage area!

Wouldn't one of these be about a perfect congratulatory gift of encouragement for someone newly graduated? The upper two would work for about any accomplishment or beginning of a "next" phase of potential achievement! Honor (or Thank!) one or more special Nurses or Teachers with one of the others! Could even work as cute party favors! At these "prices" why not nab several--but don't delay because they will go FAST!


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We are SO excited to have just received our VERY FIRST shipment from Bocchetta Plush direct from Queensland, Australia--complete with customs documents affixed to the boxes! 

Although from Italian origins, now that Bocchetta Plush has been based in Australia for around 15 years, we would expect them to be quite expert at designing and producing plush versions of animals that inhabit their adopted home--and well they do as you can see from the examples we chose, including a few representing some (actual, real) Aussie fauna we had never heard of before! How cool is that!

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Equally if not more impressive is the artistry with which the designers at Bocchetta have rendered certain specific breeds of Cats and Dogs, some that are unavailable to us from US vendors! We are pleased to present these initial offerings from both collections! We look forward to adding additional styles in the future!


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Why not try our NEW SERVICE for your next event with an animal (real or imagined) motif?

We do ask that you allow us at least 4-6 weeks ahead of your event to work with you for these functional reasons imposed by the space-time continuum of the Universe:

--In almost all cases we will need to special-order the contents of your goodie bags (In the interest of diversity, we seldom if ever keep more than a few pieces of any style of item on hand and almost certainly would not have desirable coordinating gift items already in store.)

--There are a LOT of available choices to mix and match among our many suppliers and you will want time to explore and think about exactly what you want once you see some possibilities!

--We always check stock with our suppliers to be sure they can ship what you select in a timely fashion and to allow you to decide among alternatives, if not.

--It can take up to two weeks for items to arrive once we place an actual order from some of our best vendors, many of whom are on the east coast—and at least a few days for us to assemble your favors.


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THIS is the DISCOUNT COUPON now appearing inside the May issues of the Redlands Coupons Monthly and Highland Coupons Monthly!


Many of these are delivered right to houses in these areas, but if you don't happen to receive one on your doorstep, never fear! We have a stack of them in store, so pick one up when you visit and take advantage of all the cool deals inside!




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Here are some examples of the amazing array of realistic plush creatures from so many world-wide habitats from Wild Republic!

To find information and (usually adorable) photos of babies of many of these and many more wild animals born in zoos around the planet, wander around this Link:

Baby Zoo Animals and Info!


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We have a MUCH nicer display area at our NEW location for Dane's beautiful landscape photography! It's just past our Decorative Flag area, to your right as you come in!




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Hansa'sPortraits in Nature”, absolutely beautiful, highly realistic plush animals have returned to Star Tulip Stuffies!!

This is their River Otter—he is NOT taxidermy (better—his gorgeous synthetic fur will not degrade!), but we do half expect him to give a shake and spray water from his wet-looking coat all over!

We have lots more exquisite Hansa pieces in store--come take a look




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