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, September
We are OPEN until around 6 PM in Suite 101 in the Redlands Plaza at 330
6th Street in Downtown Redlands!
Important (short) VACATION CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Sunday through Friday,
September 16-21. We will resume regular business hours on Saturday, September 22, for the foreseeable future!
We will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED for a short VACATION
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience
this may cause and thank you for your tolerance of us taking a few days off to catch up on necessary work at home (and maybe
to do a little pre-Fall wild-flowering)!
Enjoy the last week of Summer--and Happy Fall!
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! (Secret: we're anticipating another Flag shipment, with more new
styles, to arrive about the time we return from our brief vacation):
Our first Fall Flag shipment is HERE! Our FLAG
shipment is HERE!
All NEW for Fall, these awesome flags are even better in person than as tiny images on the vendor's order site--especially
the dimensional applique Garden Flags! We ordered TEN different designs (some in large, small and/or both House and
Garden sizes) and received at least one size of every style we ordered, except for one and we're short one size or the other
on a couple more. This "calamity" must be rectified and has "forced" us to place an additional order to "fill in" these "gaps"!
Meanwhile we suggest not delaying to check out what we DID receive ASAP--we only ever get minimum quantities of any given
style--and these are SO beautiful we do not expect to have any of them left very soon!
If you are thinking its "time"
to update the curb appeal of your home as we near the end of summer and head into Autumn, you should know that OVER 20 or
30 DESIGNS of L
ate Summer, Transitional-to-Fall and Autumn
House Flags are now appearing on our Flag Wall and Display! EIGHT NEW STYLES of Fall Garden Flags and
FOUR MORE House Flag were available and have arrived in our most recent shipment! We LOVE this time of year--and
especially the gorgeous colors we now have an excuse to display on those Decorative Flags!
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!
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!
We just announced the WINNER of our Rain Forest Rendezvous Customer Appreciation Gift Basket a few days ago!
If you happen NOT to be Jody L. from Yucaipa, never fear! We have already begun taking entries for our Fall Harvest
Fun Customer Appreciation Gift Basket!
As we sneak off for the last few days
of summer away from the Shop for a little pre-Fall working vacation/wildflowering, we leave you with a brilliantly exuberant
image printed on one of the just-received styles of Decorative Flags to "Welcome Fall"! We managed to nab this
design in BOTH the House and Garden sizes--and it's one of those printed on both sides heavy fabric to read correctly from
either side! Showcasing a scene composed of rustic country farm pails full of stems bearing Autumn leaves and flowers, berries
and dried cotton boles, this one is a Fall Lover's (and botanist's) delight!
House Flags for Late Summer
into Fall are now appearing on our Flag Wall!
THIS is the DISCOUNT COUPON soon to be appearing inside the September issues of the Redlands
Coupons Monthly and Highland Coupons Monthly!
we will continue to honor the one for July 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!
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!
Our storefront is transforming from summer fun to glorious Fall!
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