Welcome to Tellus Mater!
We are conveniently located at the heart of downtown Madison, WI on State Street between the Capitol & Campus.
Known for our unique items, you are sure to find everything you need for your apartment, home, or office [& then some]! We carry a variety of products including kitchen gadgets, cookware & bakeware, barware, bathroom accessories, decor, frames, gifts, greeting cards, & more!
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Dane County Farmers Market on the Capitol Square!
The largest producer-only market in the U.S.!
Discover delicious fresh produce, flowers, and more! All items are produced localy - absolutely no resaling!
The market takes place no matter the weather! Saturdays & Wednesdays starting April 20.2013.
Learn more: http://dcfm.org/
Tellus Mater is proud to be a locally-owned small business that has been open for more than 50 years. Let's keep our community strong; invest in locally owned businesses and keep your money in your town.
You will be surprised at the quality, affordability, and selection Tellus Mater has to offer!
Some Benefits to Buying Local:
•When you buy local, 62% of the money you spend stays right in the community, when you buy from a national chain, only 42% stays in the community & when you buy from a national online retailer, none of the money you spend stays in the community.
•Shopping locally keeps and creates jobs. Jobs for people who will in turn live and/or spend locally.
•Keep us open for another 50 years!
•Local businesses respond more quickly to the needs of local customers (individually and collectively), stocking products to meet changing population needs.
•Local shops value customers more. Evidence from surveys show people receive better service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means customers get a higher standard of service.
•Get out of the house & have fun! Downtown Madison has a lot to offer including: retail shopping, thrift shopping, dining, the Dane County Farmers Market, Maxwell Street Days, museums, concerts, & more!
Still wondering why you should buy local? Come in and find out for yourself!
Graduation Days Are Upon Us!
Congratulate your graduate with fun and practical items! Graduation cards, document frames for certificates, artist mugs, Bucky Badger water bottles, pots & pans, bakeware, gadgets, housewares, and everything in between to help as they start the rest of their lives!
Summer is Finally Here!
We put the FUN in FUNctional! Come check out our selection of serving dishes and utensils, gadgets, textiles, and more for your next picnic or gathering!
Picnics & Concerts
(on the square!)
We have a wide range of items perfect for picnics and concerts on the square! Picnic baskets/backpacks, wine bottle and glass stakes, vinyl table cloths, travel glasses, bar accessories, and more! Come on in today and see why Tellus Mater is your local one-stop shop for Kithen, Gadgets, Housewares, Gifts, etc!
You will love our huge selection of Hand-Painted Polish Pottery. Many new designs and styles to choose from.
From flour sack to waffle to cotton and back! - we've got you covered! We have a wonderful selection of napkins, placemats, towels, dishcloths, aprons, oven mitts, & potholders. Beautiful patterned flour sack towels make fantastic gifts!
We have all your kitchen needs from cookware & bakeware to gadgets & dishware! You'll find basic vegetable peelers/monkey-shaped vegetable peelers and simple whisks/2in1 twist flat/balloon whisks! All the basics & those with a twist, too!