Botanical Designs on 100% Linen Tea Towels

Cairns, Australia On Etsy since 2012

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Botanical Designs on 100% Linen Tea Towels

Cairns, Australia | 558 Sales



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Julie McEnerny

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Julie McEnerny


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Luscious red leaves of the quandong are falling - not long until the bright blue fruit!
Always great to sell these two as a pair! Blue and white water lily tea towels. #linenteatowel #nymphaea #waterlily #botanical #hamperfiller
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About NotJustTeaTowels

Sales 558
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!

  • 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!

  • Tea Towel Printers

    QLD, Australia

    Ever heard the cliché about a business starting on the kitchen bench? Well my tea towel printers is one of them. That was 1992, now they employ around 13 local people and use state of the art printing equipment. I'm lucky to have found them!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 24, 2020
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. I get a lot of pleasure from knowing people all over the world are enjoying the plants of Far North Queensland!

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.

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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
Ship 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 personalized 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.
To keep shipping prices down I use Australia Post Regular service. Tracking is dependant on purchase as some items (eg prints, cards and up to two tea towels) send as "large letter" which DOES NOT have tracking. Three or more tea towels automatically have tracking. Convo me to upgrade tracking for prints cards or up to 2 tea towels. Delivery time is estimated at 4-8 business days, depending on your location. I ship the next business day after receiving payment but I cannot guarantee delivery times. Convo me for express upgrades.
For Australian orders above 8 tea towels please convo me for adjusted shipping rate, alternatively purchase as usual and I will refund any excess postage.


INTERNATIONAL Shipping is currently suspended in light of Covid19 pandemic. 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.