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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: March 2010

progress, progress {bathroom update}

It’s been eerily quiet around here on the blog.  Let’s just say the computer and I have been taking a little break from each other, much to everyone’s general satisfaction. But I thought I would pop by and say “hello” just as you were leaving for the weekend.  So hi there, friend! A bit of […]

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the food of the irish.

Let me start out with full disclosure:  I am not Irish.  I am American mutt, of course, but probably couldn’t come up with even a  teeny-tiny bit of Irish in my heritage to save my own life.  Matt doesn’t think he has any Irish background either (although if anyone would know it would be Aunt […]

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a soft palette.

I love a good white.  They’re surprisingly hard to find (especially in paint!), but crisp white, soft white, antique white, etcetera all have a perfect place and can produce that “ah…” calm and relaxing sensation when used appropriately.  A bit like sinking into a deep and comfy chair. However, in stationery, we see a lot […]

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the end of winter.

I know spring has not yet been officially declared, but here in sunny California, it’s headed our way with force. This last weekend we got to spend a treasured time at our family cabin in the mountains, and I knew it was the last of the great snow I would see this year. With letterpress […]

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shepherds pie, two ways { part two }

You all may remember, once upon a time, long ago, when your children all were young and cute (which now they’ve grown to be corporate executives and such)… well, anyway, WAY back then… I posted the first part of this Shepherd’s Pie series.  Which aforementioned series is not REALLY “Shepherd’s Pie” to begin with, because […]

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