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1410 Industrial Park Ave. at the Tri-City Shopping Center in Redlands, CA, 92374
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 in the Tri-City 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 just added GRADUATION FLAGS, Graduation Picture Frames and Graduation Pop-Up Greeting Cards to our Shopping Carts!
Scroll a ways down to "'Stuff' You Can Order Online" to see them!
Today is Thursday, June 4, 2020
YES--that's a view of our storefront as of May 26--with the door OPEN for business!
And another image showing the interior of our shop dressed for the remainder of Spring!
All of the WINNERS of the Teddy Bears we had displayed in windows of some of our local business colleagues for you to find during May have been contacted--and some have already retrieved their Teddy Bears! There were a lot of Teddy Bears ears to give away and you can see the list of who won which Bear a little further down this page! Congrats to all our Redlands Business Teddy Bear Hunt winners--and thank you for participating!
We are back from our botanical foray on June 2--with a ton of new pictures of beautiful California native wildflowers blooming all over the San Jacinto Mountains! We still have a bunch left to share from our trip in the same area on May 20 and we will continue with those soon. However, there is one special plant from this week that we have to show now because its blooming is time-dependent and we want you to know where to find it if you should happen to find it spectacular enough to want to see it in bloom for yourself!
We are OPEN for no-contact curbside product pick-up of items purchased here on our website and/or in-store shopping until 6 PM today!
We have resumed our REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS and you can come inside to shop if you are comfortable with that!
By new guidelines released late on Saturday, May 23, by San Bernardino County, we can now re-open, allowing visitors inside our shop as long as social distancing and adequate sanitation is maintained. We almost never, even in "normal" times, have enough people inside our shop at any given time for any kind of "crowding" to be an issue, but should it for some reason become one, we will take the appropriate actions to mitigate against visitors being too close together. We THANK YOU so much for your support during our being less accessible than we would have liked and ongoing as we all navigate the ever-changing "new normal"!
Even though people can now come into our store to shop, we will continue to maintain our online shopping carts here on our website and provide curbside delivery of items purchased in this way to accommodate anyone who is not yet comfortable with full exposure to the marketplace. However, we will always have a much better selection in store than we can reasonably list online--and we are excited to welcome you all back in person if and when you are OK with that!
Graduation "Stuff" is now in store!
Patriotic Decorative Flags are now available here online!
We just added a couple of classy Graduation Picture Frames to our GRADUATION Decorative Flags and Graduation Pop-Up Greeting Cards already available here on our website Shopping Carts (Scroll down to the shopping carts to see them)!
Here is the list of the WINNERS of the Redlands Business Teddy Bear Hunt:
Dominic J. won "Karly" at The Redlands Visitor Center
Christopher J. won "Claire" at Fleur de Lis Gift and Home
Annabell R. won "Clayton" at Rau Plastic Surgery
Adeline R. won "Elinor" at Oscar's Mexican Restaurant
Alyssa H. won "Reggie" at Rendition Tattoo
Audry G. won "Henry" at Jack's Toy Store
Graham G. won "Arthur" at Paulson Orthodontics
Tyler G. won "Ginny" at Badger Bowls
Layla G. won "Tammy" at Saverino's Deli
Jacob A. won "Fritz" at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Caleb A. won "Gerald" at O'Flanary's Emporium
Abby B. won "Emily" at The Frugal Frigate Children's Book Store
Lizzy B. won "Taylor" at Redlands My Gym
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who won a Teddy Bear and thanks to all who participated!
Special thanks to our LOCAL business colleagues who agreed to watch over a Teddy Bear for us!
Please scroll down to the "'Stuff' You Can Order Online" section to see what you can purchase directly here and know, too, that we can respond to requests (call our land-line, 909-798-9313--no texts--or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org) about items not listed and we will answer with emails including images and prices of what we have that could work for you. Should you decide you want an item in response to such a query, we can easily create a custom Paypal email invoice to allow you to purchase online for curbside pick up just like the items that ARE listed in the Shopping Carts below.
Our "Add to Shopping Cart" feature is like what we did for folks who wanted to donate directly "from afar" to Caden Henderson's Loma Linda Children's Hospital Christmas Teddy Bear Drive last Christmas! It is available for locals who are willing to pick up at curbside from our shop during regular business hours (you're probably "on the way" to some "essential service", like a take-out meal pick-up or grocery shopping, right?) or make another arrangement other than direct shipping (we can hold your purchase at our shop until it is reasonable for you to collect it) for now. Items are available to purchase via Paypal. Remember that you can process any payment through Paypal as a "Guest" if you don't want/have a Paypal account, safely using your credit card of choice without us ever even seeing your payment information--we love this protective firewall for you! We have lots of "everyday" items listed here, but please do feel free to let us know (call our land-line or email us) if there is something else specific you are looking for and/or have seen in our product or habitat pictures--we're happy to send you images of possibilities--and prices--so you can decide if we can help!
On May 5, although we were aiming to explore within some eastern portions of the High Desert, we made a very specific detour to Desert Center, so we could be sure we could visit the Lily Preserve just north of there on our eventual way toward the Eastern Mojave Preserve. We had a particular reason for this check-in at this time, well after the Desert Lilies and most of the spring annuals have gone to seed, dried up and/or perhaps been devoured or just blown away!
The early weeks of May, when most people are thinking more about heading up in elevation rather than out to the hottest parts of the low desert is when the Desert Ironwoods BLOOM! Throughout the year these trees look more like brooding dark druids than anything capable of producing bold-faced beauty, with tiny dark leaves hiding their shaggy, silver-gray trunks, giving them an all-and-all rather skaggy, almost menacing appearance! Then they suddenly shed all of those leaves over a few week's time and completely blend into the light tints of the desert skies, all but "disappearing" from anyone's attention. (If you don't "see" the Ironwoods where you know they should be, look closely--they are in the midst of a miracle!). We weren't sure what stage of shedding leaves the trees in this area were in as it seemed some close by along Interstate 10 may have already been displaying foliage in its new spring-green regrowth (about the only time the vegetative bodies of these trees might be noticed as "pretty"), meaning they had already flowered and re-costumed themselves, soon to darken again for another harsh year in the desert...
We were delighted to find that the Ironwoods on the Lily Preserve were still in early to late stages of dropping their old leaves--and some, like this one, were essentially "naked", but fully budded, ready to explode in another week or so into a canopy of lavender fizz, covered with sweet-pea style flowers!
When that happens pollinators will arrive to glory in the abundance of pollen these flowers will provide--and the scene of a bunch of BIG (for the desert), even ponderous trees covered in clouds of frothy blooms will rival anything the High Desert Poppy fields have to offer--and almost NOBODY seems to know about it!
We're BAAACK from a nature photo-gathering foray loop on Wednesday, May 20! We traveled this time from Box Canyon in Mecca Hills south of I-10 from the Cottonwood Station off ramp to Joshua Tree National Park, back through Mecca and Coachella on Hwy 86 to Highway 111 to the Palm-to-Pines Highway into the San Jacinto Mountains, up and over to Anza, then following Bautista Canyon Road back to Hemet and up and over again to Idyllwild and down to Banning, the I-10 and home!
Just as was the case at the beginning of our May 5 explorations when we made a point of visiting the Desert Lily Preserve before heading north for the "main" part of our journey, on May 20 we made the very specific decision to head out to Box Canyon in Mecca Hills (the road is FINALLY open, having washed out AGAIN during this year's later spring rains!) before spending some time in The San Jacinto Mountains!
Why go all the way out there when the low desert herbaceous wildflowers are long-gone? Well, there are also a lot of Ironwood Trees in this area and when we passed them on May 5 we were genuinely confused as to their status of leaf drop and bloom. While the Ironwoods near Desert Center were at the front end of blooming two weeks ago, their fellows near Mecca Hills were still pretty much still fully leafed out. It has been our experience, although we've only been paying attention for the last ten years or so, that Ironwoods typically shed ALL of their leaves and THEN shoot dense, wisteria-like flower sprays, all opening at once, basically covering the entire trees with flowers that effectively "camouflage" them from casual view as the blossom colors match the intensity of the background hues and those of the sky! We've learned that the Ironwoods are in bloom when they essentially "disappear"!
We think the substantial late rains and unusually moderate temperatures this year in this region might have also "confused" the flowering patterns of the Ironwoods here. We found them to finally be blooming (possibly day-length finally became a powerful enough signal that it is time regardless of the weather), but at only about 50%, both among the many trees and on each individual tree, appearing to start top-down on those, with lots of leaves still present on much of each tree, a situation we have never previously witnessed!
We are still baffled as to why these amazing trees don't get much, if any attention like the annual blooms of e.g., poppies or smoke trees often do, when Ironwoods are such good-sized trees, appear in reasonable numbers and become absolutely engulfed in gorgeous lavender-pink sweet-pea shaped flowers around 3/4" long!
Oh, LOOK what just published! The PRINT version of the Redlands Coupons Monthly for May that includes OUR DISCOUNT COUPON should be arriving in your mailboxes soon!
Graduation "Stuff" is NOW AVAILABLE in-store!
Here's some "Stuff" you can order directly here online right now for (eventual) pick-up at the shop:
We have a few Patriotic Flags on hand, but most are singles, so when they are gone, they are gone:
One of these "Patriotic Owls" in the Garden Size only
"Patriotic Barn" One Garden size left!
"Patriotic Birdhouses" in House Flag size only
"America Banner Star"
Two House and one Garden size available
"God Bless America Eagle"
One Garden size available
"Patriotic Bunting and Geraniums"
One House size left!
One House size left!
"Patriotic Chair Welcome"
One House size flag left!
This Painted Wooden Frame features glass over matt-board with a 5" X 7" opening for the Graduate's portrait AND a long narrow adjacent opening to showcase (and protect) their year and class-specific Tassel, shadow box style!
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A very distinguished Pewter-look Metal Frame with a 4" X 6" glass-covered opening for the image of your Graduate, plus a modeled velvetine "Mortarboard" holder on the frame face for their own class and year-specific Tassel!
Congratulations Pop-Up Greeting Card--for the Graduate or any celebratory occasion!
Congratulations Grad Owl Pop-Up Greeting Card
Graduation Stack of Books Pop-Up Greeting Card
Graduation Flags Pop-Up Greeting Card
Smarty Pants Graduation Pop-Up Card
Multi-color stripes Congrats Grad Decorative Flag
Stack of Books Grad Decorative Flag
Applique Congratulations Graduation Decorative Flag
Applique Congrats 2X Graduation Decorative Flag
This is "Graham" from Gund
He is about 13-14" tall when seated.
This "Maxi" from Gund.
She is about 16" tall seated.
This is "Tumble Bottoms Panda" from Ganz.
He sits about 12" tall and is weighted with plastic "beans"
for a well "grounded" slouch!
Meet "Haggar" from Ganz.
He is about 10" tall, seated.
Here is "Smudge" from Ganz.
He sits a little taller than 10" and is extra soft.
"Kipling" from Ganz is a substantial 16"-18" tall, seated as shown
"Potts" from Ganz is a big old, happy-go-lucky Country Bear!
(0ver 16" tall, seated)
10" Bear #1
10" Bear #2 is SOLD OUT!
10" Teddy Bear #3
10" Teddy Bear #4
10" Teddy Bear #5
10" Teddy Bear #6
10" Teddy Bear #7
10" Teddy Bear #8
10" Teddy Bear #9
10" Teddy Bear #10 is SOLD OUT!
10" Teddy Bear #11
By special request, here are some smaller, 6-8" tall seated Teddy Bears! here is only one of almost all of these Teddy Bears, so first, come, first served--don't delay if you love one!
#12 seated 7" Teddy Bear
#13 seated 7" Teddy Bear
#14 seated 7" Teddy Bear
#15 seated 7.5" Teddy Bear
#16 seated 6.5" Teddy Bear
#17 seated 7" Teddy Bear
Ordering has become somewhat challenging (some of our best vendors are in states/countries under total lock-down and are not even shipping!) We do, however, have a limited number of Spring/Summer House and Garden Flags in stock:
This fun printed and Appliqued Flamingos Flag has a trio of these elegant, albeit somewhat silly Birds with felt wing accents standing visually intertwined above a base of flowers, some of which are also dimensionally rendered! Also equally detailed on front and back, we do have this style in both House and Garden sizes!
Here is a printed, Watercolor style rendition of a pretty Pink Flamingo surrounded by swirls of fanciful pastel tropical leaves and blossoms! Printed opaquely to read correctly front and back!
Similar motifs as the design right above, but nothing pastel about this intensly hued, printed Tropical Flamingo Flag! Available in House and Garden sizes!
Butterflies on Red Geraniums printed Flag in Garden size.
A printed plethora of Ladybugs and Daisies! House and Garden sizes available
Orchids and Birds "splendidly" printed on both House and garden size Flags
Printed Toucan and Tropical Foliage House and Garden Flags
!2 " Ring-tailed Lemur
12" Giant Anteater
Here are some adorable, extra-quality Baby Spring Barnyard critters from Douglas:
This cute cast of 4" long Barnyard Babies includes two fluffy mottled (but quiet) Chicks, one Golden-tan, one Black and White, and a downy Yellow Duckling that comes with a quacky sound chip!
NOTE: #2 Tri Corgi is SOLD OUT
NOTE: Number 2 (Red Dragon) is SOLD OUT)
The above items ONLY are currently available to order online now using the shopping cart feature beneath each group.
We hope to continue to update with more items, but if you see something of interest on the rest of our website please contact us (email or land-line, no texts) and we will almost certainly be able to accommodate you individually and directly!
Look at ALL of the Plush Dog Breeds we have in stock!
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!
Sad news:Our beautiful day on April 1 appreciating California's native plants flowering in our local deserts (far away from other people) ended sadly when we returned home to find our beloved Australian Shepherd Foxy expired as if asleep in her kennel. We are devastated because this came as a shock, especially as Foxy was always one of our healthiest dogs, and had our vet look into possible causes. It turns out the Foxy had a silent tumor, hard to detect with no symptoms to suggest its presence, on an artery at the base of her heart. It finally caused a rupture that bled into the pericardium of her heart. We consider it a blessing that she showed no signs of distress until her last few days and then slipped away peacefully after a long and happy life of being much loved. Eventually, we will replace the gaping holes in our heats with another fur baby, but for now our hearts are aching..
Rest in peace, Foxy. We'll see you on the other side of that Rainbow Ridge....
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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