I think these Happy Turtles might have been part of a summer theme at Starbucks one year. I can’t really remember for sure. Anyway, one tag says 2006, and one tag says 2007, so I’m not sure which year they are from. They are really cute at any rate. They are probably four inches tall, and the red one has flowers, eyelashes, and antennae while the green one has more traditional turtle decorations. I think the red one might be some kind of turtle dressed as a lady bug. There may have been other accessories with these turtles, but I’m not certain.
In 2007 Starbucks came out with another Conservation International (conservation.org) collaboration. This time there were no bearistas (that I know of), but they had a Costa Rican Tree Frog, a Tropical Butterfly, and Capuchin Monkeys. There was also a small tumbler cup with monkeys on it. Ten percent of the sale of each item went to Conservation International.
This mega-cute bear is the 2007 Summer Girl Bearista. She is the 62nd edition of the Bearistas, and she’s wearing a pink polo shirt, plaid shorts, a blue sweater tied around her waist, and pink flip flops. She also has a plaid bow to match! The shirt and the flip flops also have little flowers on them. There is a matching boy bear that I’ll post later. I still have to find him. LOL.
Here are the OH-SO-Adorable bearista bears from the Winter of 2007. They are the 68th (boy) and 69th (girl) edition bears in the bearista collection. They are both holding their own little cuddle bears and they are all cozy in their pajamas and slippers. The girl bearista has a pink bow and pink and red snowflake pajamas and the boy bearista has a red and white striped stocking cap with red pajamas. They both have red slippers with fluffy white on the inside. They seem ready to sit by the fire and listen to a nice winter-time story before bed! Click the photos to enlarge. 🙂