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hello there.

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: February 2011

the evolution of a staircase.

Thought you might want a little remodel update this fine Monday morning! The staircase and upstairs are still moving along. I’ve enjoyed the stages of stair from blah to rugged to cool, and I thought you might like to see a little 1-2-3 as well. Yes? The first two will be familiar to you. And […]

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{ a new season }

Spring has come a bit early here to Chico. As seems to happen often, a week or two of warmer weather coaxes the almond and fruit tree blossoms out ahead of their time (or maybe other years they are just late? Hm). I love the changing seasons, and Cam and I took a spring walk […]

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progress on the big boy room.

Hey there, friends. Well, we’re back from my grandmother’s service (which was beautiful) and I can’t thank you enough for your kind words, comments and emails. They were an encouragement to me in a tough time. When I made it home (11 hours later by car)… I found that Matt had finished installing the upstairs […]

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a brief break.

My Grandmother passed away last Friday, and while I try not to get too personal on the blog (other than the fact that I am blogging about our life and work)… I just wanted to take a moment to remember her. Grandma and I had a love of language in common. You may not recognize […]

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rolling up our diy sleeves…

…and getting down to business! We don’t have a lot of time to lollygag on this project, it’s a busy spring, so let’s jump right in!! Here is the upstairs room “before” in its guest room format. You’ll just have to trust me that it’s usually neater than this, which is two minutes before we […]

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big boy room: { the mood board }

Well, howdy, February, where did you come from? There are no words, no words, to express how fast my life is flying by right now. You glance up, and a full week has passed. How does that even happen? And you know you’re working too hard and are out of touch when your parents, you […]

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