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 inside SweetPea and Me Specialty Bakery
Extremely easy access from Interstate 10 in Redlands between San Bernardino and Palm Springs!
Find us NOW at our NEW LOCATION, sharing space with 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!
Having made the above announcement and showed you Aimee's logo that you will currently see above the door of our new location next to "Bakery", we are equally saddened (for us) and delighted (for her) to announce that while Aimee will be finishing up orders placed for specialty baked items through the end of August when her lease here ends, she will no longer be accepting new orders because in just the last couple of weeks she was offered and accepted a terrific full-time job offer with administrative duties in the Redlands School System! This is a wonderful, desired and well-deserved opportunity for her, but it also means Aime will be closing the Bakery portion of this space--and we will soon be missing the heady sweet aroma of baking cupcakes! We are currently in hopeful negotiations with the landlord to try and assume the lease in September... Fingers are crossed, stay tuned!
Don't forget that we are NOW OPEN at our NEW LOCATION inside SweetPea and Me Specialty Bakery (which will be disappearing by the end of August, leaving us here by ourselves without the aroma of baking cakes...) in the TriCity Shopping Center!!!!
To help you find us even more easily, we now have a few of our (Back-to-School and Apple) Decorative Flags out across the storefront just under the "Bakery" sign! These should be pretty hard to miss from the parking lot, Industrial Park Avenue or even from See's or Big Lots across the street--just like they are difficult not to admire if you happen to have one (or more!) adorning your own home! And, yes, it feels more like "home" here every day as we continue to settle in, especially since we are finally able to work on filling in empty spaces and adding new merchandise.
All seven of the boxes from Wild Republic are open and unpacked, with at least one of each plush designs contained therein having found a home on our habitat shelves!
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!
Every once in awhile wolves in fur colors different from the classic tweedy gray-brown appear in the wild and are caught in Nature videos, etc. A higher density of variations on cream to white wolves probably occurs the father north they extend into their range, but an occasional all Black Wolf does occur. This is the first time since we have been in the stuffed animal business that one of our suppliers has taken the trouble to produce a plush wolf in this stunning version of possible colors--and we think they did a pretty impressive job!
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!!
THIS is the DISCOUNT COUPON now appearing inside the August 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 JUST received a stack of them in store, so pick one up when you visit and take advantage of all the cool deals inside!
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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