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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: September 2009


Today.  Today is something. 610 years ago today, Henry IV was proclaimed King of England.  218 years ago, The Magic Flute, Mozart’s last opera, was performed for the first time. 62 years ago, Pakistan joined the U.N. 32 years ago, political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III escape from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security […]

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Feeling immersed in Italy here this fine Monday morning.  Several reasons, I suppose. One, I am working on a Venezia theme for some printed goods for a very special occasion next year (more on this later-later).  Two, I am planning a menu for a small dinner party for a certain special someone’s birthday this week […]

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the silver {envelope} lining.

It’s Friday, isn’t it?  I’ve got to tell you, last night at 11:30 pm, working on a job that hit snag after snag after snag, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it to Friday. But here I am, alive and well!  A bit tired because we stayed up till three am getting the […]

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cameron bag.

Not camera bag, cameron bag.  Busy design and print day today – yay!  So, I leave you with a brief, goofy and meaningless post:

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{ the four seasons: not vivaldi. }

Hello, my name is Rebekah, and I’m an addict.  I’m addicted to… pillows.  (Hi, Rebekah.) Throw pillows, that is. Or toss pillows, accent pillows, sofa pillows, whatever you’d like to call them.  I shudder to think of the number that are stored neatly in plastic trash bags up in our attic.  I shudder, and then… […]

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a little taste of chico.

We went to our inaugural Taste of Chico last week, as I think I mentioned previously, and let me tell you – Chico does taste good!  So good, in fact, I decided I had to devote an entire post to the event.  If you’re a foodie or a local, you’ll love it, if not, then […]

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