The Backyard Naturalist's flour sack dish towels, illustrated by Maryland Artist Alice Goebel Backman ofAlice's Cottage

Alice’s Cottage Kitchen Textiles

Wow! Quality kitchen textiles with original artwork by Marylander Alice Backman. Just like we are, she’s inspired by nature in her backyard! And all Alice’s Cottage linens are screen printed and sewn right here in Maryland.

Alice’s nature themed, seasonal illustrations coordinate some of our favorite gift items:

  • Spiced Mug Mats & Hot Pads
  • Flour Sack Towels
  • Pot Holders
  • Totes & Caddies


Spiced Mug Mats & Hot Pads


Spiced Hot Pads are filled with real spices and the great scent will last indefinitely. Just place a hot dish or kettle on them and the wonderful aroma is released. Beautiful and functional! Protecting your table and countertop surfaces with style. All this and they’re machine washable.
Size is 10″ x 10″.

Spiced Mug Mats are here! With the same charming designs as the larger Hot Pads, but sized just right for your desktop! Place a warm tea or coffee mug on the mat to enhance the wonderful aroma. They protect table tops and are perfect for the home or office, no wonder they’re one of our most popular gift items. Machine washable 100% cotton.
Size is 5″ x 5″.

 

Flour Sack Towels

Alice’s flour sack towels are pure 100% cotton, super absorbent and durable for everyday use. The best part? You get TWO! Package includes two 27″ x 30″ towels tied with ribbon and ready for gifting, but we’re pretty sure you’ll want to keep both for yourself! Machine washable.

Pot Holders

Here’s another example of how Alice’s Cottage goes beyond the typical. These potholders make it easy for you to carry your pots, and insulate your hands, thanks to their extremely durable and heat proof silver cloth backing. Aside from their functionality, these potholders also feature Alice’s original artwork in a variery of designs. All potholders are machine washable. Size 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.

Holiday Gift Totes and Caddies


Holiday Gift Totes
The uses are endless for these versatile little totes. Fill them with a special gift, like a coordinating Spiced Mug Mats. Makes a thoughtful and inexpensive gift.
Size is 6 ½” x 5 ½”

Gourmet Gift Caddies
Fill with your favorite gourmet delicacies, vinegars, oils, pasta, coffee, chocolates, etc…
Size: 5 ½” w x 9″ h x 2 ½” depth.


Wine Caddies
An affordable festive welcome gift for your favorite host or hostess. Holds one bottle of wine.
Size is 3 ½” x 13 ½”.

Lavender Sachet Sets

Great gifts! Choose from several of Alice’s charming designs. Each gift boxed set includes 3 Lavender Sachets filled with 100% PURE French Lavender flowers to impart a fresh, clean scent to closets, drawers and cupboards. Tuck one in your suitcase when traveling! Lavender is a natural antibacterial and moth repellent.

The Backyard Naturalist has Alices Cottage Lavender sachet sets in several designs. Made in Maryland!