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Well, whaddya wanna know?  Here's the plain and simple truth:  My name is Rebekah Tennis and I love design.  I love paper, the way it feels, its weight and texture.  I love extra special touches on little things: homemade tags on gift-wrap, old stamps on an envelope, and twine on nearly everything.

My husband, business partner and all-around solid rock Matt would probably tell you that he likes tools - lots of 'em, finding the perfect way to do something, taking things apart, and precision in everything. 

So you might as well have guessed by now... we are the perfect match for an old letterpress studio. Together we farm rice and have three adorable and active boys ages 5 and under.  This keeps us fairly busy, but whenever we have a spare moment, we crank up our 102 year old Chandler and Price platen press and pull some prints, or whip out a card line on the Heidelberg. 

There's more, oh yes, there IS more - but that's what this blog is for.  Take a look around, get to know us, our great town of Chico, California and our beautiful presses.


Yearly Archives: 2009

merry, merry christmas to all.

Well, folks, we are signing off here for the holidays.  Although, I may be able to squeeze in an eggnog post tomorrow (we do make it from scratch, it’s awesome!), but don’t hold your breath.  We’ll be back, bells on, full of resolutions and recovering from all of the holiday food and merriment, on January […]

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a tree for tiny ones.

Good morning afternoon! Hope you’re having a wonderful week leading up to Christmas.  Christmas Eve is Thursday and I personally can’t wait! But in case you have a bit of the Mondays, I thought I might take a minute to share with you a cute little pick-me-up: my two year old’s personal Christmas tree. Since […]

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happy weekend { and olive oil. }

It’s the last weekend before Christmas. (No screaming!) Just do what you need to do, Christmas will come… whether or not you buy and wrap that perfect gift for the impossible-to-shop-for Great-Aunt Matilda. We are headed up to Oregon (road trip!!) today for a weekend wedding.  Right in the middle of the holiday season, yup! […]

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sparkly & natural: { christmas decor }

It’s here… finally!  The post on our Christmas decor! I’ve been meaning to do a post on this for about two weeks now, and I’m sure all of you have decorated your trees and moved on.  Oh, and you’ve finished your Christmas shopping, sent your cards, made all of your meal plans, travel plans, baked […]

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{ holiday } open house.

Howdy, folks.  We’re still here!  As in… not dead, moved out of country, and no, we haven’t quit letterpress. Not yet, anyway. I mention this because I did get a couple of concerned messages (even my parents noticed!!) with the blog having been a bit more, um, silent over the past two weeks. Nope, we […]

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how would you say… almond?

Remember the little project I was keeping a secret a couple weeks back?  Well, I plumb forgot to post about it! Here are some coasters that are available at Made in Chico and now in our etsy shop: They are two sided: One side says this (a close-up for those of you who may not […]

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