Star Tulip Stuffies House of Fine Stuffed Animals
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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, August 20, 2018

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

We just added more "stuff" to our SALE Table--including several trays full of Dog and Cat Ornaments for the holidays...!

We're Two-thirds of August is already in the rear view mirror, with a week and a half of the new public school year behind us! Time seems to be flying--are we having fun, yet? At least the weather seems to have settled into a tolerable pattern, bouncing around the mid-nineties rather than the century mark! It's tolerable enough to get outside to support your friends' and neighbors' family owned and operated businesses--like ours(!)--with some local shopping! We love having the opportunity to personally and specially serve you!

Reminder: Now that school is back in session here in town, if you have a student or are one working on a class project or report about some interesting wild animal, a realistic plush example from our collections could contribute a lot as a visual aid (and reward for doing such a good job!) for the presentation--and we have plenty to choose from! They are from the same manufacturers who supply the gift shops at the zoos, national parks and aquariums--and those vendors support the same educational and environmental causes they are committed to whether you purchase their products from one of those or from us!

Late Summer, Transitional-to-Fall and Autumn House Flags have appeared on our Flag Wall and Display! We will be filling in the Garden sizes in the next few weeks...


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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We've found more "Treasures" to add to our SALE Table! Come in and check out today's selection!

Cute little holiday Cat Ornaments were $5 each, now just $2 each. We're guessing these will not last long at this price!

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House Flags for Late Summer into Fall have begun to appear on our Flag Wall!

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How much of this Rain Forest swag do you think we managed to "stuff" into that basket hiding somewhere under all of it?

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How about ALL of it--PLUS a couple more little things! Don't miss out on your chance(s) to WIN all of this Rain Forest swag!

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We could hardly make it any easier to WIN, right?

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We've been having so much fun sharing interesting facts about the Rain Forest animals we have represented as stuffed animals in our shop, we're going to continue, but move over to our Desert Habitat, since that's where the animals with awesome adaptation for surviving in this ridiculous heat call home! We won't be surprised if we find ourselves a little jealous of some of the mechanisms they have evolved to cope!

The "North American Ring-tailed Cat" does have a long, handsomely striped and rather luxuriant tail, but it is not a cat! Its short and pointed wiskered muzzle and triangular, upright ears have earned it a Latin name that means "clever little fox", but it's not a fox either!

The tail is a bit of a clue that this nocturnal creature, fond of rocky desert habitats, especially those associated with water like riparian canyons, caves and even mine shafts, belongs to a genus with the smallest members of the Raccoon Family!

North American Ringtails are native to the southwestern United States and Mexico, commonly found throughout our Great Basin Desert that extends across Nevada, Utah, California, Idaho, and Oregon, the Arizona Sonoran Desert and the Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico, Texas, and northern Mexico.

Due to their habit of nighttime activity, they are, however, seldom encountered in the wild even though they are one of the most aggressively carnivorous members of their family, preying upon ground birds, rats, mice, squirrels, rabbits, snakes, lizards, toads and frogs, since they mostly hunt at night! Ringtails are, like raccoons, omnivorous and do include significant amounts of insects and fruit and even occasional carion in their diets. Predators include hawks, owls, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and even actual raccoons.

Food alone can provide Ringtails with enough water for them to survive long periods without drinking--and their urine is more concentrated than that of any other mammals, allowing for maximum water retention. 

Their impressive tail is called into service as an effective balancing tool and the ability to rotate their ankle joints up to 180 degrees contribute to the Ringtail's mad climbing agility on narrow ledges and wood limbs. Ringtails can cartwheel to change direction and ascend narrow passages by stemming (pressing all feet on one wall and their back against the other or pressing both right feet on one wall and both left feet on the other) and wider cracks by ricocheting between the walls!

Another affectionate nick-name for the North American Ringtail is "Minor's Cat" as they were historically enticed by minors and settlers to remain in the relatively safe haven of their encampments as semi-domesticated pets, both for company and as effective vermin eliminators!


 Find more interesting information about the North American Ring-tailed Cat here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring-tailed_cat):

North American Ringtail Information at Wikipedia


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In a stroke of luck, we just rediscovered our cache of limited edition Thomas Kinkade Collectible Bears! Each design ultimately used to make these Bears was chosen and licensed by this beloved artist himself while he was still alive to be beautifully all-over printed onto strict numbers of Limited Treasures' special bean-bag Teddy Bears. Images by this famous "Painter of Light" lend themselves especially to the softening effect achieved by their precise transfer to the short plush surface of these little keepsake Bears!

Our "find" is your good fortune as well, since we have decided to distribute our remaining collection of these retired, limited edition Bears, along with several styles of outlined Postcards from Ganz for you to custom color in for your use, as our NEW Gift-with-Purchase Customer Reward--while they last!

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THIS is the DISCOUNT COUPON soon to be appearing inside the August issues of the Redlands Coupons Monthly and Highland Coupons Monthly!

Meanwhile, we will continue to honor the one for July until the new one arrives!


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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YAY!
No more "holes" in our Swing Card display!
Our NEW shipment (including some brand new styles!) just arrived so we have filled in all those empty spaces!



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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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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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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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