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 Friday, August 17, 2018

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

Who is ready to believe it's the second Friday of the new school year? (Is everyone already looking forward to those weekends like the one that now is upon us?) We're just happy that, while it isn't going to be officially Fall for another month, the days ARE becoming noticeably shorter and although we'll miss those extra hours of daylight we are relieved to have fewer ones of blistering hotness!

In celebration of this shortening of days at least (or maybe just as wishful thinking...), 
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...

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!

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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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!

Meem-meep!
Although the sound a Roadrunner makes is not quite this--and its toes do not churn up dust spinning on its ankles as it runs circles around Wile E Coyote, the Desert Roadrunner does have some pretty impressive survival skills!

While it can fly (and will if headed downhill or to escape a predator), it smallish wings relative to its chunky body can only keep it aloft for a few seconds. It can, however RUN--on long and strong legs--and FAST, up to 15 to 17 miles per hour, even over uneven terrain! The ability to achieve such velocities give the Roadrunner the ability to chase down quick prey attempting to flee like insects, scorpions, lizards, snakes and even other birds!

Not only is the Roadrunner fast enough to catch a rattlesnake, but to grab it by the tail and flail it hard enough against rocks or the ground to kill it before it can even think about striking--and then proceed to swallow it whole! Since the entire body of a captured adult snake will seldom fit down the throat and into the belly of a Roadrunner all at once, the Roadrunner will simply go about its regular business with a partial snake hanging out of its beak while the swallowed portion is digested creating room for more snake inside! 

The irascible nature of the Roadrunner is consistent with its familial ties to Cuckoos!

The Roadrunner's carnivorous diet of moist meals provides this dweller of arid lands with much of the water it needs. Water is conserved by internal readsorption from this bird's feces before excretion and salts are eliminated not by removal dissolved in urine, but through specialized nasal glands!

Up to 10% of the Roadrunner's food intake can be replaced by plant material when animal prey is scarce. Energy reserves are maintained by reduction of the Roadrunner's activity by 50% during the hottest times of day. 

Roadrunners are quick enough to nab a dragonfly or hummingbird meal right out of midair flight! 

Meem-meep, indeed! 

 Find more interesting information about Roadrunners here (https://www.desertusa.com/birds/roadrunner-bird.html):

Roadrunner Information at DesertUSA


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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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We still have some of our Patriotic Gifts-with-Purchase remaining!


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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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