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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: August 2010

{ farmer’s market. }

This post could be subtitled “In which I gush on and on in praise of local produce.” Just so you know what you are getting into ahead of time. Some of you may recall (and some of you may not, that’s okay too) that we are trying to eat local and seasonal produce entirely this […]

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upper park: { a summer love story }

A little photo essay for your Monday. Cameron explores Upper Bidwell Park, Summer 2010. Shall we go fishing? The end of the road (and beginning of the trail). Creek walking. Creek swimming. Hiking. Happiness.Have you gone exploring yet this summer? P.S. Apologies are to be made for an overuse of Photoshop filters in these images. […]

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there’s a flea on the hair on the wart on the frog…

Okay, enough cheesy flea quotes. Cameron loves that song though, almost as much as Matt does. We left the first Alameda flea market post yesterday with you dangling at lunch time. Back in the game now, you won’t want to miss the junk (i.e. rubbish, odds and ends, jumble, unwanted goods, castoffs, general) that can […]

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a flea { market } in your ear.

Well, I finally finished sorting and wrangling with the 200+ photos I took of our trip to the Alameda Flea Market this August (it’s held on the first Sunday of each month).  I’ve been wanting to go to it for some time now (having been bitten by the flea market, ahem, *flea* when we went […]

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a new rug.

I scraped together all of my pennies, waited six months for the rug to be on sale, used a coupon from Lonny Mag on top of all of that – and tada!  A new rug in the shop.  Indoor/outdoor no less, so no more staining! What do you think?

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a little dinner party.

It’s been ages since I did a post on food (way back here, I think)… but don’t think for a minute that we have stopped eating! This summer has been full of farmer’s market bounty, and since the weather has been so mild (relatively), the growing season on many items has stretched out longer than […]

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