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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: July 2010

we’re totally famous now.

I kid.  But… we’ve been interviewed and published!  And golly, gosh, gee, we are thrilled about it! Here is this week’s Chico News and Review sitting on our coffee table… Catchy cover story, yes?  Well, that’s not us (not that I wouldn’t be happy to lose a few).  Did you take a glance at the […]

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{ hicks brothers }

Where do letterpresses go to die?  Is there some misty, hidden elephant graveyard that swallows up the iron bones of the old beast presses, secreting them for all eternity?  Um, not really.  Most old presses get dumped in scrap metal yards, stirred together ingloriously with other pieces of sad forgotten things. Unless… they are lucky […]

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{ our master bedroom on brooklyn limestone }

Hey folks!  A leeetle behind here on blogging (you can say that again!).  So behind, in fact, that our guest post revealing our remodeled master bedroom went live on Brooklyn Limestone on Monday and I didn’t even make it on here to tell you all about it!! Argh. You’ll just have to trust me that […]

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around the house: the nursery.

Once upon a time, I started blogging bits about our home decor and remodel.  I showed you a few rooms from our home:  the living room (in several seasons), the kitchen (and its remodel), the outside, and most recently, our guest and master bath remodels. But we do have other spaces I haven’t shown you […]

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bits and pieces.

This could also be titled “random things happening in the studio that probably aren’t important enough for their own post but that I wanted to share with you anyway” however, I was afraid it just might not fit in the blog header. I know you’ve all seen the studio tour (on here and a huge […]

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{ americana. }

Since we’re on a patriotic bent this weekend, here’s a bit of Americana for your Monday (which you hopefully have off!): Do you remember having an ice cream cone in the middle of summer as a child?  Yum.  I recall how much I wanted it to last, so I would lick slowly, but it would […]

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