Find Us at The REDLANDS PLAZA:
330 Sixth Street, Suite 101
REDLANDS, CA, 92374
Mon. thru Wed. 10 AM -- 6 PM
Thursday 2 PM -- 8 PM
Sat. 10 AM -- 6 PM
Sun. 11 AM -- 5 PM
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)!
easy access from Interstate 10 in Redlands between San Bernardino and Palm Springs!
on "About Us" page...)
7 days a week!
Today is Tuesday, October
We are OPEN until 6 PM in Suite 101 in the Redlands Plaza at 330
6th Street in Downtown Redlands!
shrink or fade from getting rained on today, nor will you be blown to Beaumont if you step outside anywhere west of there
and the temperatures are about as nice (finally!) as you could imagine, with plenty of fresh air and sunshine! There just
doesn't seem to be any good excuse to not be out and about working on those get-ready-for-Halloween, Thanksgiving-(and dare
we say)-Christmas To-do lists (to say nothing of any looming Birthday, New Baby, Wedding, Anniversary or additional celebrations!
We're here and OPEN to help you as much as we can with some or all of the above, with all of the added benefits to your community
when you SHOP LOCAL! Thank you for remembering how important that is for keeping sales tax revenues--and jobs (and the money
businesses and employes spend in town)--at "home"!
It's only two weeks away from October 31--and less than that before
those Halloween parties happening on the weekend before! Is you house properly attired yet? Don't miss our fabulous selection
of House and Garden size Halloween Decorative Flags--pick a special one (or two!) to properly greet those Trick-or-Treaters
this year (and have a handsome Fall one in reserve to put up the day after from our collection of Fall/Thanksgiving Flags)!
Need additional decor or party favors/prizes? Check out our Halloween "Stuff"!
Now that we have our Fall
"Stuff" and Halloween "Stuff" up on display, not to mention a huge selection of Fall Decorative Flags,
AND are taking entries our Fall Harvest Fun Customer Appreciation Gift
our Halloween Gift-with-Purchase Customer Rewards packages all set up and good to give away, it's about TIME we have
gotten busy on decorating our big display window for Fall, too!
If you don't see us behind the check-out
counter when you come in, there's a good chance we ARE puttering about inside that window! PLEASE give a shout-out and we'll
be more than happy to take a break and climb out of there to serve you!
Our Shop is dressed for Autumn with even our Greeter Cheeter donning
his favorite Scarecrow outfit for the season--and we are awash in beautiful Decorative Flags for Fall!
So if you are thinking its "time" to update the curb appeal of
your home as we have now officially arrived at Autumn, our Flag Wall is now simply packed with a huge selection of
We LOVE this time of year--and especially
the gorgeous colors we now have an excuse to show off on those Decorative Flags!
that there is absolutely no way we can fit all of the currently in-stock Fall House size flags completely unfolded on our
display rack where you can flip through them! That rack only holds about twenty styles and we have at least 2 or 3 times that
many for you to choose from right now!
So do be prepared to spend a little bit of time to also carefully check through the packaged House
Flags on the slatboard left of the display rack where you will also find a TON of Garden size designs (they are pretty jammed
even there, so just toss them on the adjoining table while you look!)--or you will be missing some real gems (unless of course
it actually "helps" to have fewer to select among)!
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
Do you have an established or b
--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!
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
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!
OK--we have to "confess"! We spent
the entire six days that we were closed in late September out wild-flowering!
you for allowing us a few days of this indulgence!)
Very little remains in the way of blooming at this time here in most of California, but it is just
the beginning of a SECOND season of flowering from the edges of our easternmost deserts (sometimes!) on into especially Arizona
and other southeastern states that experience a season of late summer monsoonal rains!
After carefully perusing the Sunset Crater area just
north of Flagstaff during our late September botany foray we ascended up in elevation onto the nearby San Francisco Peaks!
There, too, summer rains had resulted in a wave of "late-blooming" wildflowers to fill our camera lenses!
Our botany consultant, UC Riverside's
Herbarium Scientist, Andy Sanders, who we depend on for most of our plant identifications, is away fulfilling some annoying
professional obligations attending scientific meetings in Florida this week! While we won't be able to tell you exactly what
you will be looking at for awhile, we will continue to share our botanical finds--and catch up with whatever Andy can ID when
he gets back!
Meanwhile, we/you do not have to know any botany whatsoever to appreciate beautiful flowers that grow and flower unattended
in their natural habitats!
This low-growing shrub was on a dry-ish embankment roadside. The many fluffy clusters of loose white pom-pom-like
flowers caught our eye. Not sure what genus in the Aster or Sunflower family this probably belongs to, but it reminds us of
a few of the "Bricklebushes" we find here in California. Looks almost as soft as some of our stuffed animals!
We're taking entries NOW for our Fall Harvest Fun Customer Appreciation Gift Basket!
Halloween "Stuff" is
in store NOW!
How can your Halloween decor be complete
without at least one Spider--especially one with such luridly colorful fur and stripy legs? Those googly, mismatched sparkly
eyes are just the finishing touch on this goofy-spooky arachnid!
And he comes not only in orange, but also PURPLE fur!
In case you "need" an excuse to visit
us--we just added this "incentive" to shop local with us!
Halloween Flags from our stash of Fall
Here is a montage of the additional
NEW Fall Flag styles from our most recent delivery!
We learned our lesson about delaying our orders for even generic autumn flags until as "late" as
August, when we found several styles to be already sold out for this year--so we made a point of snaring both some Halloween
and Thanksgiving Flags for this shipment.
(We have to say that, while they have only been in store briefly, they are already going FAST--so
we recommend that you not delay either if you see something you like!)
Fall "Stuff" is right
next to Halloween "Stuff" NOW on our seasonal display shelves!
House Flags for Fall
are now appearing on our Flag Wall!
THIS is the DISCOUNT COUPON soon to be appearing inside the October issues of the Redlands
Coupons Monthly and Highland Coupons Monthly!
we will continue to honor the one for September until the new one arrives!
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!
Our storefront is ready for Fall, including
our "Scarecrow" Greeter Cheetah!
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!
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!
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:
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.
are some examples of the amazing array of realistic plush creatures from so many world-wide habitats from Wild Republic!
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!
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
Hansa's “Portraits in
absolutely beautiful, highly realistic plush animals have returned to Star
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
We have lots more exquisite Hansa pieces in store--come take a look