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 Wednesday, March 6, 2019
We are OPEN until
in Suite 101 in the Redlands Plaza at 330 6th Street in Downtown
We're back from the Dentist (our second favorite thing to do.... next to
dying!) and joy of joy, it turns out we will have to have a tooth extracted (even better!)--but not today! Today we're here
to serve you and, instead of a wet cloak of solid gray, it looks like today's rain is coming through in waves of showers--with
significant breaks in between to allow you to allow you to sneak out and nab a little sunshine--or at least not get drenched!
We just got
a shipment of Decorative Flags for Spring (actually we added a couple of St Pat's styles, too!), including some NEW
Easter styles! Scroll down for an image of one of those new arrivals!
Saint Patrick's Day "Stuff",
Decorative Flags and 3-D Greeting Cards are in store now! So is the very earliest of Easter "Stuff"
that we'll be adding to before this holiday actually arrives in late April, although we ARE already accepting entries for
our upcoming Easter Customer Appreciation Gift Basket Drawing that will take place around then! At least 15 styles
of generic Spring House Flags are available and we'll be sneaking some additional Decorative Flag designs onto our
display early next week...! Time to start thinking about transitioning into Spring--which officially begins in just 3 weeks!
You can SAVE MONEY with our DISCOUNT COUPON found inside the Redlands Coupons Monthly in
the stack just inside our front door--or just mention it and we'll happily honor it! While it may have a Valentine look about
it, there is no expiration date, so you can use it until the next one publishes in March!
"Emergency Wildflower Closures"
All of this rain and mild temperatures have
led to an early start to this year's Wildflower season! Our own reconnaissance has confirmed that the low deserts are already
in full bloom! We are already experiencing more symptoms of Botanical Wildflower Cravings--and will be forced to close (usually
on a Tuesday or Wednesday--check our Facebook Page or right here for pertinent notifications...) for (potentially many?) individual
days (usually no more than once every couple of weeks) of "treatment" in the coming weeks!
REMINDER: Small businesses
like ours need your consistent patronage if you want us to be available to serve you during holiday celebrations (and to be
able to contribute to the causes you often ask us to support)! Please remember us when you need small but meaningful little
nature themed gifts and/or greeting cards for special people on any occasion or for decorative flags to enhance your home
the rest of the year!
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!
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!
Easter may be not until the third Sunday
in April this year, but we're already accepting entries to qualify to WIN the Easter Basket we'll be preparing as our
next Customer Appreciation Gift!
This NEW Easter Flags is appliqued
in those brilliant solid color blocks edged with embroidery to STAND OUT wherever it is displayed! And what is a more classic
design element for this holiday than a basket full of brightly decorated Easter Eggs trimmed with a flower and topped with
a big purple bow! That cute little yellow ducky pull-toy is just a bonus reminder that we're talking about Spring!
First look at some early Easter "Stuff"...!
Our Shop is ready for Saint Patrick's
Day, although our Greeter Cheetah insists on staying bundled up for winter for now...!
Is your house "dressed" for this holiday yet?
Next holiday up to celebrate: Saint
your house for the occasion with one (or more) of our cool Saint Patrick's Day Decorative Flags now available in store!
We even have a couple of styles of Leprechaun Windsocks!
We have a very few PopUp Greeting
Cards specifically for St. Patrick's Day! Up with Paper just has never made very many, so nabbing one or
more of these for an extra special person or persons would be a bit of a salutation coup!
And of course there is Saint Patrick's
Here is the Announcement for the featured
Video and Animal of the Month for March 2019 (read about this program on the "About Us" page of this website!):
FREE video screenings will begin on March 9th!
No graphic content advisory needed
for this video--just maybe a possible cuteness overload warning...!
seating in our shop is somewhat limited, please call or email us ahead (first contact, first seats held) to schedule
one or more reservation. You are welcome to watch any video more than
THIS is the DISCOUNT COUPON that will soon be appearing inside the March issues of the Redlands
Coupons Monthly and Highland Coupons Monthly!
Eventually coming to a mailbox near you, but we will continue to honor the February Coupon (or any previous month's--our
coupons never have expiration dates) until the March issue publishes and is distributed!
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 will have a stack of them in store, so pick one up when you visit and take advantage of all the cool
All THREE boxes full of
glorious Douglas Cuddle Toy plush are unpacked and one of each piece has found a home one our shelves!
Nice BIG (around 2' long!) fish from
Wild Republic! A Bamboo Shark, a (spotted more than striped!) Zebra Shark and a wonderfully detailed Whale Shark, plus a great
Humpback Whale there in the middle of the sharks!
First and Main does a wildly
different take (we LOVE variety and lots of choices!) on their cute, chubby little Ponies from those by Douglas and
they are so cuddly and adorable we simply had to add some to our stable!
Here is a tempting recap of all of
the NEW "Stuff" just in from Ganz! Almost all of these are brand new additions to their luxury plush Heritage
Collection featuring lovingly designed and executed realistic stuffed animals! VERY NICE!
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