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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: October 2010

tractor birthday.

If you wonder why it’s taken me so long to post pictures from Cameron’s recent tractor birthday (see the invites here), it’s because going through almost 500 photos takes a long time. Going through 450 really good photos takes even longer! How to choose, how to choose… But, I have done it. I narrowed it […]

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{ a birthday invitation }

It’s Friday! =) Moving right along down the list of cool letterpress things I want to share with you… you’re going to love this… a non-holiday one (yay!). If you remember, our little guy turned three recently, and this year we actually did a little birthday party for him. We’ve gotten by on previous years […]

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and a happy…

I just can’t finish that title, because it’s just TOO far away from the New Year to say it. Hmph. All the same, I wanted to share with you our latest holiday card design – a New Year’s card.  Like our very popular Love Joy Peace cards (which are sold out, but never fear, we’re […]

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{ another wreath }

If you remember last year’s leaftacular wreath, you know that a) I like things that are real and not artificial, and b) I like things that are simple (*ahem* easy). This year’s wreath is no exception! I started with things I had in my yard – our maple tree hasn’t really shed very many leaves […]

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mad for plaid.

Hello, Monday! That weekend went by fast! Hope yours was fun and fulfilling. We’ve got a crazy fun and long list of posts lined up for this week… I can’t wait to share each of them with you, and I may even have to pull more than one post per day if I’m going to […]

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ratatouille.

This may be a little late (sorry to anyone in the Northeast or Midwest) but I had to share a recent recipe I tried for using the end of the summer bounty. Here in Northern California, the weather has been so warm (hello 90′s in October) and we seem to have gotten our tomato/pepper/squash season […]

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