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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: September 2010

{ contentment. }

I had one of those melt-down mornings. You know, the “I’m never gonna get it done”, deadline-deadline-deadline, kind of days. Top it off with making major decisions, and bemoaning the fact that we never have weekends or evenings off (when did I get to be so busy?!?)… basically, I was having a bad attitude today. […]

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fall flavors on { b*spoke blog }

I’m guest posting over at Bethany Hway’s lovely blog, b*spoke, today.  Head on over there if you want to see my favorite things about fall (plus, her blog and design work are awesome). Thanks Bethany, for including me in your Fall Flavors series!

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{ chico love. }

Today I just wanted to share with you a couple of cards we designed lately as a little tribute to our awesome hometown of Chico, CA. If you read this blog regularly, by now you probably know we love where we live! One of the tough things we face with letterpress in a small town, […]

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a hint of autumn.

What can I say? A whole season has changed since we talked last (sorry to leave you hanging all the way since Labor Day weekend, friend!).  Bye bye Summer (which for California was short), hello Fall!  For me that means jeans, tractors, crunchy leaves, great morning runs and crisp evenings. Not to mention the fabulous […]

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the end of summer {2010}

I just realized I’d been blogging for a year when I went to save images for this post and found I already had a set labeled “labor day weekend.”  Happy birthday to this little blog, the forerunner of our website and a fun way to show you the behind the scenes on letterpress and our […]

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today I love…

Minimalism. Simplicity. Clarity. Brevity. Black and white with crisp block text – it doesn’t get much more minimal than that. Cards printed for designer Grant Gibson (whose work is amazing, check it out) earlier this summer. What’s inspiring you today?

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