We also feature Decorative House and Garden Flags for the home
plus amazing Three-dimensional Greeting Cards!
Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursday 2 PM -7 PM
Sunday 11 AM -5 PM
1410 Industrial Park Ave. at the TriCity Center in the former location of SweetPea and Me Bakery
Extremely easy access from Interstate 10 in Redlands between San Bernardino and Palm Springs!
Find us NOW at our NEW HOME, at 1410 Industrial Park Avenue at the former location of SweetPEA and Me Specialty Bakery in the TriCity Center
Open 7 days a week!
Friends from Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties and beyond: Do you pass "routinely" through Redlands on your travels?
Make Us a “regular” stop!
We are a little saddened (for us) but very pleased (for the Baker we had planned to share the space to which we have relocated) to announce that, while the Bakery is gone because the Baker is now working full-time as a school administrator for the Redlands School District (too good of a job offer for her to pass up, so congratulations to her are definitely in order!), we have assumed the lease and will continue to occupy this suite for at least a year beginning September 1! While we miss the heady aroma of baking cake, we have expanded a little to accommodate more "Stuff" for you--and have some storage space for our back stock that we will soon be able to keep on site (just in case someone wants an Easter Flag in November--or more than one of a given style of stuffed animal)!
Our NEW BUSINESS SIGN is assembled and ready to hang! We have our logo decal ready for mounting on the lighted square next to where our "Stuffed Animals" sign will soon appear! The installers are "scheduled" to hang the sign this week! It won't be long now before you can tell who really "lives" at our new location!
Today is Tuesday, October 15, 2019
We are OPEN until 6 PM today!
Weeeeee're BAAAAACK--and OPEN for regular business hours for the foreseeable future! Thank you for allowing us to play hooky October 7-12! We spent this precious time exploring an especially spectacular Fall in both the Eastern Mohave and Eastern Sierras--and boy, do we have a LOT of pictures! Lucky for you, it will take a little while for us to process them to share, but be forewarned....! (It will probably take even longer to get the Sagebrush and Rabbitbush pollen out of our sinuses...)
A quick FYI: If you have tried texting us and gotten no response, it's NOT because we are ignoring you. It is because you are texting to a LAND-LINE phone without the ability to accept text messages. We do, however, receive and respond to emails: email@example.com!
We are eagerly awaiting the UPS truck because our first shipment of Teddy Bears from First and Main for Caden Henderson's Third Annual Christmas Teddy Bear Drive is due in TODAY! His goal again this year is to collect enough of these holiday cheer-"bearing" stuffies to present every kid who is stuck in Loma Linda's Children's Hospital over Christmas with a special Bear Buddy long about Christmas Eve! We will soon have a collection box for your contributions--and these incoming Teddy Bears will be specially priced specifically for donation to this fun project! Watch for Caden's Bear Drive Announcement and our participation details coming soon...!
YIKES! HALLOWEEN is just over TWO WEEKS away!
Halloween House and Garden Flags are NOW APPEARING on a display fixture just inside our front door! Halloween "Stuff" is now in store...
Yes, although the main intent of our October 7-12 foray was indeed to check out fall color, most especially in the Eastern Sierras, we were "distracted" back to the Mojave National Preserve by the (fortuitous?) scheduling of the newly refurbished Union Pacific Railroad's 4014 Big Boy locomotive's return trip from the train doctors in Wyoming back to California on October 8 though Cima and Kelso! Of course we "had to" join a bunch of happy train-crazies (lots of cars parked along the route, e.g., stage left!) to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event--plus it gave us a great "excuse" to check out the botanical changes since our last visit in mid-summer! All in all a worthwhile "diversion"!
THIS is the DISCOUNT COUPON NOW APPEARING inside the October issues of the Redlands Coupons Monthly, Highland Coupons Monthly and Yucaipa Coupons Monthly!
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 just received a brand new stack of BOTH the Redlands AND the Highland issues in store, so pick one up when you visit and take advantage of all the cool deals inside!
Just one of our ways to say "Thank you" for shopping with us!
Newest "contributions" to our Teddy Bear Collection from Ganz!
We are just loving the NEW Ganz's Crystal Ornament Collection for Fall this year!
Here's a recap of the new styles now in store!
The more or less "flat" Crystal Ornaments have faceted acrylic pieces cut to either transmit (like the transparent petal portions of the Sunflowers) or reflect (when mirror backed as in the case, for example, of the big acorn) light prismatically, creating all sorts of blingy sparkle in direct light! The Kissing Krystal accented by an autumn-hued (Great-horned?) Owl is brand new this year, replacing the long-time previous version whose sparkly, fall-colored mistletoe was studded with only acorns; its giant clear faceted portion also transmits tiny rainbow spots when illuminated through and through! We love how unique and creative these new styles are for Autumn decorating--and are especially impressed with the new Fall Kissing Krystal!
We situated our (muchly reduced in size--every department store and hobby shop to gasoline minimart does "seasonal stuff" these days, so already "covered" by too many competitors--and our own suppliers have really cut back on holiday theme items!) Seasonal Area between our Teddy Bear Collection and Dane's beautiful landscape photography (that we did make a point to make room to display)!
Halloween "Stuff" is up NOW!
Did we mention that Halloween Decorative Flags are NOW AVAILABLE?
Teddy Bears and Sesame Street Characters were riding in those huge Gund boxes that just recently arrived!
"Big Bo" Panda, "Graham" (seated, upper right and about the same color as the crackers), "Maxie" (classic big hugs from her!) and "Henry" (preceded by his very imposing schnoz and luscious in velvety black!)
Gund's wonky little "Toothpick" Teddy Bear has become SO popular (although not always on first impression--until you realize they MEANT to make him that way!) that Gund has created an entire NEW collection of "related" plush characters around him! We just ordered almost all that are currently available--and here are the ones in stock now!
We have refilled all those empty "leaves" on our "Tree" (now again) full of Audubon Birds with the authentic sound chips recorded by Cornell University! Back in stock are Meadowlarks, Mockingbirds, House Sparrows, House Finches, Black-capped Chickadees and Eastern Bluebirds!
We also just filled in a bunch of gaps in our Forest Habitat with new pieces from Wild Republic!
Here is a montage showing critters added from the most recent shipment!
These unique pieces from Wild Republic just assisted in repopulating our South American Rain Forest Habitat!
Of COURSE we brought along the Decorative Flags (now "guarded" by our plush Dogs!), Raggedy Ann and Andy and our 3-D Greeting Card Collections (both Swing and Pop-Up)!
Yes--we brought the "Cat House", currently housing both our Realistic Domestic Cats and Kittens as well as our Caricature Cats like Grumpy Cat, Pusheen (a few left) and Simon's Cat AND our Ocean Habitat! Those Jellyfish and that big blue Sperm Whale will eventually find themselves again "floating" among the waves--as soon as we can get a ladder in there to suspend them from the ceiling...!
Our Medical Area has become one of our most popular displays, so of course we have it at the new location! We even made more space for it to house additional fun "stuff" in anticipation of adding more plush Cells, Germs and Vermin from Giant Microbes in the near future!
Here is a montage of the first wave of NEW Fall Decorative Flags, some with available matching 6" Accent Magnets--in store NOW!!
It is hard to believe that Star Tulip Stuffies, House of Fine Stuffed Animals has been open for over four years home again in Redlands, CA (we started here back in 2003 in the now-defunct old downtown Redlands Mall)!
We have lived and worked and been your neighbors in this area for more than 40 years! Star Tulip Stuffies was originally opened as a storefront in the Redlands Mall back in 2003. Since then a growing following of stuffed animal aficionados has managed to find, support and spread the word about us.
From the very beginning our intent has been to bring our customers the very best selection of the finest quality plush creatures we can find while keeping our prices as rational as we can.
We are all about choices; we like nothing better than to present several different companies’ version of the same animal because we have found that every designer will have a different take on that same critter. Thus, if you visit us, which we certainly hope to make you curious enough to do, you should not be surprised to find that, not only do we have an “unusual” creature, say a porcupine or an opossum, rendered in plush, but that we also will likely have four or five or even more styles from as many different manufacturers (with accompanying differences in sizes and prices!) of that individual kind of animal! This also means that while you will find respected and familiar names like Gund, Ganz, Douglas Cuddle Toy, Fiesta Toys, Aurora, Wild Republic, etc. on many of our products, we make a point of searching out quality companies less well known, especially in California, that you may only brush up against on a trip to the zoo or aquarium (we really love the educational kick provided by those extremely realistic representations!) or while traveling east of the Rocky Mountains (many retailers are simply unwilling to stand the cost of shipping some of these…)--or that are just outrageously esoteric (we have plush germs--in Petri dishes, no less--by GiantMicrobes and body parts--if I only had a brain--from I [Heart] Guts!
Our selection is so diverse (we are simply stuffed with “stuff”, but then “stuff” is what we do!) in order to keep track of everything we have resorted to arrangement by habitat! When you visit (by now you know you have to if you can…) you will eventually notice that our entire shop is suggestive of the interior and exterior of a gigantic fantastic playhouse or dollhouse. “Inside” live authentic Raggedy Ann and Andy, Sesame Street characters, etc. Also living the pampered “indoor” life are plush Cats and Teddy Bears “Outside” you will find our rather extensive collection of realistic Dog Breeds (this is a personal favorite category of ours, so if someone makes a decent version of a specific breed, we will try to have it for you!), Barnyard Animals, Horses, Frog and Turtle ponds, Forest critters, Desert animals, Birds, and creatures of Central and South America, Australia, Africa and Asia as well as an area devoted to Ocean life! There is even a section “inhabited” by the fantasmagorical creatures of the imagination including dragons, faeries, unicorns and the like!
About Our Name: The “Star Tulip” part of our name alludes to our other life as occasional botanists! “Star tulips” are members of a rather large genus, Calochortus, meaning “beautiful grass”, of native Californian lilies that includes species with enchanting common names like “butterfly” or “mariposa tulips” and “faerie lanterns”. The butterfly tulips have large goblet-shaped tulip-style flowers, often marked with spots and bobbing in the breeze above their cohabitating grasses like the insects they appear to mimic. The more diminutive faerie lanterns have closed flowers on slender overarched stems and could easily be imagined to light the nighttime activities of elfin woodland inhabitants. Our tiny namesakes open fully wide and close to the ground as if they were stars scattered across the forest floor! The alliteration of “Star Tulip” and “Stuffies” was just too tempting to pass up!
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