Botanical Designs on 100% Linen Tea Towels

| Cairns, Queensland

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Julie McEnerny

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Julie McEnerny


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5 out of 5 stars


It’s not all about drawing and painting...especially when you can’t wait for the flowers to bloom and need to add them later! #linenteatowels #coffeeteatowel #coffeaarabica #coffeeplant
Cannonball Flowers TeaTowel - when it was on the drawing board 2020. The fragrance of these flowers I could not capture! #etsyshop #cannonballtree #cannonballflowers #linenteatowels #linenteatowel
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About NotJustTeaTowels

Sales 783
On Etsy since 2012

Botanical Drawing and Tea Towels

I was fortunate to be Artist in Residence at Cairns Botanic Gardens over a five year period, doing what I love - observing and drawing nature. Each year I developed a body of work for exhibition at the adjoining Tanks Arts Centre. When the residencies finished the work was toured nationally to fourteen venues, including the Australian National Botanic Gardens. During the residencies I won the Cairns Tourism Product Award for the Offshoots exhibition merchandise range of tea towels, cards and prints. That prompted me to start selling locally and on Etsy.

Each artwork takes many hours and that's after sourcing the subject matter, which sometimes means climbing a tree, wading into a lake or sweet talking a tree lopper! I'm very proud of the work that goes into each painting and I remember the specific plants in great detail. In some cases I still talk to the mother plant when I walk by in the mornings!

I take great pride in knowing that the printing is done here in Queensland on 100% pure linen tea towels and I enjoy folding and packaging each and every tea towel myself and storing them with fragrant clove sachets, ready for speedy dispatch!

Shop members

  • Julie McEnerny


    I work from my home studio in beautiful Far North Queensland where I draw, paint, design and package my products.

Production partners

  • Cairns Plan Printing

    Cairns, QLD

    I actually don't remember life without Cairns Plan Printing....until recently. They were an old Cairns firm passed from father to son but closed this year. Gordon, my main man was always ready to help and still does, via another local printer. So I can still print in Cairns!

  • Print Shop

    Cairns, QLD

    A fabulous husband and wife team in a long term Cairns business just 10 minutes drive from my studio! Cairns' and Tablelands' artists favour High Scan for top notch results.

  • Kainos Print

    Canberra, ACT

    Andrew and Kay Hingley run Kainos Print who print my greeting cards. I found them on line when I needed a cost effective Aussie printer for short runs of cards. That was 5 years ago and I'm still impressed!

  • A Print Shop

    QLD, Australia

    Previously a family owned business in SE Queensland, recently sold to another family owner/operator Classic Design & Print. They've digitally printed my original artwork onto tea towels since 2012.

Shop policies

Last updated on 06 November, 2021
Hello and welcome to Not Just Tea Towels! ......Not Just Tea Towels because they are SO much more than that :) Each towel is printed from my original artwork and if you've read my profile you'll know how much I enjoy painting the plants of Far North Queensland and elsewhere.

Please be aware that COPYRIGHT on my work is not transferable regardless of purchase. This means even if you purchase from me you cannot reproduce or copy the artwork in any way, fully or partially without my consent.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you're unhappy with the item for any reason you can return it within 7 days for a refund. Items being returned must be in original condition with original packaging, and sent via Registered Post to ensure the package is received. Postage cost is the responsibility of the buyer.

CANCELLATIONS: Orders may be cancelled prior to the Notice of Dispatch being sent. Cancellations after dispatch are not possible but may be returned via Registered Post as per return policy above.
I accept payment via Paypal or Direct Checkout.
For Australian buyers - I'm not a GST registered business, so there is no GST in the price.
I use Australia Post Regular service with tracking except for individual Botanical Card purchases which do not have tracking. Sets of cards are available with tracking. I ship the next business day after receiving payment but I cannot guarantee delivery times. Delivery time is estimated at 3-6 business days, depending on your location and any unexpected postal delays. Express upgrades are available at checkout.


INTERNATIONAL Shipping is currently suspended in light of Covid19 pandemic backlogs. Please stay well and visit again in the future.
Additional policies and FAQs
For large orders or wholesale orders please contact me by Etsy convo or email art [!at] It may take 2-3 weeks to supply large quantities of tea towels.