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 Saturday, May 19, 2018
We are OPEN until 6 PM in
Suite 101 in the Redlands Plaza at 330 6th Street in Downtown Redlands!
Is anyone within miles unaware that the Hangar
24 Air Show is this weekend?
We have to admit we spent a good deal of the early afternoon yesterday and Thursday running outside
every time we heard rumbling approaching from above to try and catch even a glimpse of those jet fighter planes as they went
screaming across the sky during "practice"--and a glimpse is about all there was as they can cover from horizon to horizon
in a matter of seconds!
Not that it would have kept us inside if there weren't, but we were far from the only ones out there on the sidewalks trying
to spot them!
it may be unfortunate that there is a need for their actual purpose, we couldn't be more proud and grateful to have pilots
capable of so adeptly flying such awesome machines (to say nothing of the engineers to design and build them)--beyond cool
to have the chance to see (and hear!) the USA in your face at its finest!
(We might have to try again today and
Now that we are seriously into May, Graduations and Patriotic
celebrations like Memorial Day and even Independence Day in a couple of months are firmly on the horizon! Those are,
of course, in addition to all the Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, etc. that happen to be on the schedule for your late
Spring! We would love to contribute to making them all special--come visit us to see how we might help!
You can now
see a couple of examples of big Graduation Flags at street level near our shop and we are featuring images of an few
individual Grad Flag styles here for a little while (look for these flags with the rest of the Graduation "Stuff"
in our seasonal area). Patriotic Flags can now be found in store in packages
open ones on our House Flag display rack, with more to come in a few weeks!
The first wave of Graduation "Stuff" is
up on the seasonal shelves. Graduation Plush Critters, classy Graduation Picture Frames and House
and Garden size Graduation Decorative Flags can now be found there! Don't forget our brand new collection, too,
of 3-D PopUp Graduation Greeting Cards now keeping the many styles for additional occasions
company on the Up-With-Paper display right inside our front door!
If you are looking to dress
your home for the season, we have an amazing selection of gorgeous Decorative Flags that could make that
an exceedingly easy task for you! (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!
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!
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!
Thank you for allowing us to spend what turned out to be a highly productive day of botany on Wednesday!
We are often perfectly happy to find one or two individuals of an unusual or rare California native plant (to add to our "life
list") instead of wild vistas of color provided by a huge numbers of flowers from a few common species. In this case it turned
out to be more of the color vista sort of a trip, but with much of the color coming from species we would not have expected
to see in such massive displays! We're working on images to share soon!
By design we revisited the same exact area along Kennedy Meadows Road (east off of Highway 395 near Pearsonville)
as we did on April 24 of this year--and what a difference a few weeks makes!
Although the stunning yellow annual Coreopsis were fading,
losing their pretty petals and going to seed in this location, there was no dearth of this golden hue here! One of the Desert
Brittlebushes, possibly "Virgin River Brittlebush", although it would be about out of its western range here, so more likely
"Acton's Brittlebush" was just coming into its own flowering, providing bright contrasting complimentary color alongside
the Mohave Penstemons! The desert versions of Brittlebush do overlap a bit, both with each other and also with the subtly
different "Common Brittlebush" we can frequently see all the way from the coast to inland across the lower deserts in southern California.
The latter occurs even in scrub communities quite local to Redlands, so these may well look a little familiar!
It's time for GRADUATIONS--and Decorative
Flags in both House and Garden sizes are NOW AVAILABLE to help acknowledge them!
Tons of Spring flowers are bursting
out in our display window--and our resident window bears and dogs were so jealous of all the pretty Butterflies in there they
decided to don matching disguises so they could "blend in"! (Do you think anyone will notice?)
Graduation "Stuff", including
Picture Frames and Decorative Flags as well as a variety of Plush Critters dressed for the occasion, is now appearing on our
Our Graduation PopUp Cards are
given graduation is once-in-a-lifetime! Why not recognize your favorite graduate with a keepsake card that will show how impressed
you are with the achievement--and that will certainly be noticed and remembered!
Spring "Stuff" (and Non-Stuff)
is on display now!
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!
Look Who is ready for the rest of a
We are taking entries to WIN this as
Newly arrived Spring Flags!
We already have a pretty stunning selection
of Spring Flags, but we couldn't resist adding a "few" more...!
apologize if trying to decide which one(s) to choose now makes you dizzy...!
In case you are NOT yet dizzy trying
to decide your favorite, here are a few more Spring Decorative Flags styles to choose from...
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.
THIS is the DISCOUNT COUPON now appearing inside the April issues of the Redlands
Coupons Monthly and Highland Coupons Monthly!
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!
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