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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.


Yearly Archives: 2011

{ happy 2012 }

Well, what a year it’s been!! We’ll recap later this week, but in the meantime… Happy New Year from us to you. Our biggest blessing this past year by far… The addition of this little big guy to our family. And his adoption was finalized on December 19! Talk about a fantastic Christmas present. Waiting […]

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z & v olive oil { 2011 }

We had the pleasure of designing and printing the limited edition Christmas Olive Oil tags for Zucchini and Vine again this year (you can see last year’s tag here, and the year before here). We’ve done fine cotton, we’ve done rustic manila tags… and this year we went even a little more rustic: chipboard.  Inspired […]

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very merry christmas home.

It’s probably a little late for this post. In fact, it’s definitely too late for this post. I’m supposed to be one of those put-together, organized bloggers who gives you 30 handmade Christmas ideas by December 2nd, and pre-decorates their house for Christmas in November all so they can photograph it and share it with […]

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{ holiday open studio hours, part deux }

I know, I know, I know, you all deserve a real blog post here, and not just a filler announcement. O December, where have you gone? A flash before my eyes and… Oh well. Just trust me that more holiday cheer and fun is coming to this blog soon… in the form of Christmas lights […]

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instagr.am { the month of november }

November. It came. It went. Lots of food was consumed, lots of printing was done. And oh, the leaves all disappeared too. Shall we summarize? { Cameron started preschool (1/2  day a week). His artwork is Ginormous. And yay, he absolutely loves it. } { Vintage Metal locker baskets. Coming soon to a little boys […]

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{ holiday open studio hours }

It’s ba-ack! Our third annual series of Holiday Open Studio hours! We’ve enjoyed our open studio hours so much last year. It rained down cats and dogs on both Fridays but so many of you came out from the community anyway to see our shop and presses and it was invigorating to connect directly with […]

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