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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: May 2010

oh, my. gracious.

Some kids are kids.  Others are little adults.  Wonder which kind I have?  The following is a word-for-word transcript from this morning: Cameron (2) enters the kitchen and announces his arrival by exclaiming: “Oh, my. Gracious!” Surveys the scene. I am getting out bread. C: “Watcha doin’ babe?” Me: “I’m making a sandwich.” C: “I […]

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a nautical affair.

Good Monday, folks!! Hope you all had a great weekend! For those of you on the West Coast, have you ever seen a colder or more dreary May?  It is seriously 30 degrees below normal right now, and has been practically all month!  I miss warm sunshine, and the lake, and sitting out under an […]

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in which i turn thirty.

I actually hadn’t planned to do a post on this (have the master bath details and also a pretty wedding suite we just printed all lined up and ready to go).  But how often does one change decades?  Not too many times – I’ve only done it twice so far (my thirtieth birthday being tomorrow, […]

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guest post { the sweetest occasion }

Check out our guest post on being a freelancer and a mommy over on The Sweetest Occasion. Many thanks to Cyd for having me – in honor of the National Stationery Show this week, she’s got a whole bunch of paper people, letterpressers and designers on her blog. I don’t pretend to be an expert […]

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guest bathroom reveal!!

It’s here, it’s here! It’s been demoed, remodeled, styled, primped and photographed – it’s d-o-n-e.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to introduce to you our new guest bathroom. (happy dance, happy dance!) Let’s start with a bit of review… we embarked on the “both bathrooms” remodel (our phase two) in January.  Remember this original inspiration […]

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{ i heart chico, ca }

Well, I do. It’s Friday which means the weekend!!  And for those of you who aren’t entrenched waist deep in rice spring work, you may have it off (how lovely!).  Go outside and enjoy the fine May weather we are having!! My stats tell me that a fair portion of my readers do live in […]

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