Botanical Designs on 100% Linen Tea Towels

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Last updated on Jul 27, 2022

*****FREE postage within Australia on all A4 and A5 prints! 🌿 🌿


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Julie McEnerny

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Julie McEnerny


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About NotJustTeaTowels

Sales 813
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 Copy

    Cairns, QLD

    Cairns Copy print and guillotine the wrappers/labels for my tea towels. I email an order, they print and cut and text me when they're ready to go. I then fold and wrap each tea towel.

  • Copy Shop Print and Sign

    Cairns, QLD

    Copy Shop is one of Cairns oldest Print Shops and run by a local couple. They do the digital reproductions for my A4 and A5 Botanical Prints. They are fast, efficient and help if colours need adjusting for their machines.

  • Digital Print Shop

    QLD, Australia

    I use a family owned Queensland business which digitally reproduces my original artwork onto linen tea towels. I order by email and they print, pack and ship them from South East Queensland to me in the far north of the state.

  • High Scan

    Cairns, QLD

    A fabulous husband and wife team in a long established Cairns business just 10 minutes drive from my studio. They have the ability to adjust the colours of a scan or photograph to replicate the original perfectly. I use them for my high end reproductions.

  • Kainos Print

    Canberra, ACT

    Andrew and Kay Hingley run Kainos Print who print my greeting cards. I found them on line a decade ago when I needed a professional and cost effective Aussie printer for excellent reproductions in short runs of digitally printed cards.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 11, 2022
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

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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
Items being returned must be in original condition with original packaging, and sent 'requiring a signature' 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 as per return policy above.
I accept all payments listed above.
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.
Australia Post Standard International satchels. Upgrades to International Express available at check out.
Consider multiple items to make the most of shipping. Cards and prints as additional items have no extra shipping.
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.