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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: October 2009

happy weekend: pie and cheese.

I think we made it to the weekend, friends!  What kind of wonderful plans do you have? Maybe you should bake a pie…  let’s see, what do you have on hand? Hm.. Ricotta… had been planning to use it in an italian meal that didn’t need the extra. A pie crust (or pie crust ingredients, […]

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{feels like autumn now.}

Here’s the big reveal!!! Um, okay it’s not that big.  I moved a few things around, took a couple things away, added other things, and cozied everything in general a bit.  But let’s take a look anyway! That’s the overview!  Hopefully warm and cozy and bright and neutral.  Now onto my favorite part, the vignettes… […]

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fall decor… the process.

Is it Friday already?  Crazy!  I’ve got three posts to toss your way today… that’s right, THREE, my friends.  I promised some fall decor, right?  And here I am delivering. I thought it might be fun to give a glimpse of the “in-between” stage – my house looked like this for two whole days.  See, […]

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a leaftacular wreath.

Feeling crafty?  Here’s my {ahem} attempt at a little DIY fall decorating goodness for your enjoyment (or mockument, as the case may be). Little disclaimer here:  I’ve never considered myself to be a “craft” person.  While I love being creative, and creativity in general, I often lack the ability to pull things off.  “Things” being […]

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{ pumpkin patching. }

Happy new work week to all of you!  Surviving last week at all was a grand feat for me: the whole family is still going through a massive cold, Matt’s still working at the ranch seven days a week (I miss him!), and Cameron has decided naps are for suckers.  But here we are, a […]

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things I love: { shelter mags }

With word out and about on the recent closings of Gourmet (sniff, sniff!), Cookie and Modern Bride by Condé Nast (which said empire is seriously starting to drive me bonkers), things are looking bleak for the magazine world.  Specifically, the shelter magazine – home decorating and inspiration, my favorite.  The two saddest terminations for me […]

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