The Backyard Naturalist loves Alice's Cottage kitchen textiles. Illustrated, printed and sewn right here in Maryland.

Alice’s Cottage Kitchen Textiles

Alice’s Cottage quality kitchen textiles feature Marylander Alice Backman’s original artwork. For over thirty years and season-to-season, each unique illustration has been inspired by nature in her Maryland backyard. She continues to surprise and delight us each season, but we think Alice’s Cottage 2021 Collection is especially lovely.

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

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

Alice’s Cottage Designs

Here are the designs we may have in stock currently. Some designs are available only on specific items. Availability could vary, but The Backyard Naturalist Team can help when you place your order.
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The illustrations aren’t officially titled, but we’ve given them simple descriptive names to make ordering easy. So many wonderful choices!

Spiced Mug Mats & Hot Pads

The Backyard Naturalist loves Alice's Cottage kitchen textiles. Illustrated, printed and sewn right here in Maryland. Spiced Mug Mats are featured in this image.

Alice’s Cottage Spiced Mug Mats

Alice’s Cottage Spiced Mug Mats are filled with real spices for a long lasting scent. Placing your warm tea or coffee mug on top releases a yummy, spicy scent, while protecting your table top!
Dimensions: 5” x 5”

The Backyard Naturalist loves Alice's Cottage kitchen textiles. Illustrated, printed and sewn right here in Maryland. Spiced Hot Pads are featured here.

Alice’s Cottage Spiced Hot Pads

Alice’s Cottage Spiced Hot Pads are also 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. They also serve to protect table and countertop surfaces.
Dimensions: 10” x 10”
Good to Know: Machine Washable

Alice’s Cottage Flour Sack Towels

Dimensions: 10” x 10”
Good to Know: Machine Washable

The Backyard Naturalist loves Alice's Cottage kitchen textiles. Illustrated, printed and sewn right here in Maryland. Flour Sack Tea Towel Sets are featured in this image.

Alice’s Cottage Flour Sack Linen Towels

Alice’s Cottage Pot holders

We’re glad Alice’s pot holders have loops for hanging. Art for your backsplash! The pot holders have heat proof backing, so they’re practical for everyday use, too.
Dimensions: 7 ½” x 7 ½”
Good to Know: Machine Washable

The Backyard Naturalist loves Alice's Cottage kitchen textiles. Illustrated, printed and sewn right here in Maryland.  Two Pot Holder designs are featured in this image.

Alice’s Cottage Pot Holders

Alice’s Cottage Gift Totes

The Backyard Naturalist loves Alice's Cottage kitchen textiles. Illustrated, printed and sewn right here in Maryland. Large Gift Totes are featured in this image.

Alice’s Cottage Gift Totes

The uses are endless for these versatile little totes. Fill them with any of your favorite things like jellies, gourmet foods, candy, coffee, CD’s, dog treats or any of our coordinating Mug Mats or Lavender products. Makes a thoughtful and inexpensive gift in itself, but is a great way to “wrap” a special gift, too!
Dimensions: 6 ½” x 5 ½”

Alice’s Cottage Lavender Sachets

Impart a fresh, clean scent to closets, drawers and cupboards. Alice also recommends tucking one in your suitcase. Set includes 3 Lavender Sachets filled with 100% PURE French Lavender flowers. Gift boxed with a clear vinyl lid, and tied with satin ribbon.
Dimensions: Individual sachets are 3″ x 3″.
Good to Know: Lavender is a natural antibacterial and moth repellent!

The Backyard Naturalist loves Alice's Cottage kitchen textiles. Illustrated, printed and sewn right here in Maryland. Lavender Sachet Gift Sets are featured in this image.

Alice’s Cottage Lavender Sachet Gift Set