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 Sunday, May 20, 2018
We are OPEN until 5 PM in
Suite 101 in the Redlands Plaza at 330 6th Street in Downtown Redlands!
One more day to run outside to try and see jet fighter
planes streaking across the sky before they disappear! The Hangar 24 Air Show finishes off late this afternoon, but meanwhile,
we'll be listening for an opportunity to watch those awesome pilots and machines perform!
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!
Flags can now be found with the rest of the Graduation "Stuff" in our seasonal area (scroll down for a few
examples, available in small and large sizes). Patriotic Flags are also now in store, both in packages
with open ones on our House Flag display rack, with more to come in a few
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!
There was a fairly massive wildfire last year in the Chimney Peak Recreation Area south of Kennedy Meadows and north
of Highway 178 (Walker Pass that runs past Lake Isabella) and reports of an exceptional wildflower display in that burn recovery
area were correct!
Beneath the blackened tree skeletons was an
airy "cloud" of lavender bloom "floating" up to about a foot and a half off of the ground about as far as the eye could see!
Yellows, as is often the case, were the dominate hues on higher slopes within this burn, but here light to intense pink to
blue-purple flowers created this somewhat surprising violet-tinted haze of color! Several species contributed to this beautiful
effect--and we will post our attempts to tease out some images with their individual "portraits" in the next few days...!
Patriotic Flags have begun to
appear in store--just in time for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July!
It's time for GRADUATIONS--and Decorative
Flags in both House and Garden sizes are NOW AVAILABLE to help acknowledge them!
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!
Even our Greeter Cheetah has decided
it's time to think about Graduations!
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!
We are taking entries to WIN this as
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 May 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