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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.

Monthly Archives: August 2009

things I read. online, that is.

I haven’t created a links setup/column yet (anyone know how to make WordPress divide the blogroll into categories? Stumped.), but I thought I’d share with you some of my current favorite sites and inspiration. It’s a bit eclectic, but I like it that way. Home Design Related: Design * Sponge. This is design mecca. A […]

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saturday sneak peek: week two

This sneak peek is big – more than a peek, I think you could call it a full-on look. Lucky you! This wedding suite is inspired by Chico’s legendary Annie Bidwell – refined lace, delicate ecru, letterpressed onto thick cotton stock, we think (hope!) she would approve. It’s available to brides now – but coming […]

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Have a happy one. Might I suggest: A bike ride through Bidwell park…. … a visit to a Farmer’s Market… … some time at a café with a good book… … writing a note to a friend. Image credits: Bidwell Park: naturalturn, all others: Rebekah Tennis

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meet the house: around the outside

House, meet random blog reader. Random blog reader (I mean dear friend! And I’m glad you’re here!), meet house. Since one of my biggest weaknesses/obsessions is with interior design and decor, where we live and how it’s dressed up is near and dear to my heart. So… our house will be showing up on the […]

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paper lovelies.

Here we have a selection of things you probably don’t need. But I have ‘em, because, well, I love paper. And they make for great gift wrap! In no particular order, here are my current paper crushes: Happy Tape. I got my set in April, and it’s just as sweet as it looks. Yes, a […]

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dinner on a dime: soupe à l’oignon

As I think I mentioned earlier, it’s no secret that Matt and I like to eat. We especially like dinners together. I realize it’s a luxury because we only have one small kid, but when the day’s done, we are fond of tucking him in bed and then sharing time, food and conversation, just the […]

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