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.
These three bears came out at the same time. The black sheep and the white sheep are 31st in the series and Bo-Peep Bearista is the 30th edition in the series. All of the bearistas are from Spring 2004. The sheep bearistas have super super fuzzy fur and have little bells around their necks so Bo-Peep can keep track of them! Bo Peep is wearing a blue gingham dress with white eyelet underclothes and she has a staff for the sheep and is wearing a straw hat with blue ribbons and a yellow flower. Bo Peep is also quite fluffy, but not as fluffy as the sheep of course! A very cute collection from 2004! Click to enlarge. 🙂
You know Spring has arrived when the baby chicks start popping out! Well, here we have the 2003 Yellow Chick Bearista that is the 25th Edition in the series. This bear has the older style fuzzy fur and an orange nose with orange chick feet and an orange beak in the chick hood on his head! The chick suit is yellow with a cute tuft of yellow fur on the very top of his head. He also has a metal tag on his left foot with the year indicated. A great bear! 🙂 Click to enlarge. 🙂
You wouldn’t believe how soft this Bearista is! He is wearing a bunny suit and the ears are stripey and colorful to match his rainbow ribbon. He has a pink nose and a year patch on his left foot. This is the 75th Edition of the Bearista Bears from Spring 2008. I know they have done a lot of rabbits for Easter and stuff, but I think they are still adorable! Click the photo to enlarge. 🙂
This is the 10th edition of the Bearista series from 1999! This little bear is starting to take on the look of the later bearistas, but he still has a unique early look. The bearista is dressed up as a little lamb and his suit is very fuzzy! His pink bow matches his inner ears and tail. He doesn’t have any markings on his feet, but his tag indicates the year and the number in the series. He is just adorable and fun to love! Click to enlarge. 🙂
This is one of the oldest Bearistas that I own! Although it doesn’t say the year on the tag, according to BearistaTales.com, this bunny Bearista is from 1998 and is the third Bearista in the series! He is a really different style of bear than the recent bears. He has slightly shaggy fur and is a bit thinner and taller than most of the bearistas. His apron says “Starbucks Bearista Bunny.” Very adorable with his floppy ears! Click the photo to enlarge. 🙂