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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: June 2011

as american as… dipped ice cream cones.

It’s finally summer here in Chico… and about time too! One of the best ways to beat the heat is with a little cold treat now and then. We’re not huge dessert people, but the occasional ice cream cone does hit the spot, so we’ve been known to stop at Shubert’s late on a summer […]

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more texture {faux bois}

Checking off the list of “things I haven’t shown you yet” (which, don’t get me really started or I’ll get depressed about the amount of product I’ve designed, printed and packaged but never photographed and blogged)… we have more from our interiors/textile series: our faux bois card (“foh bwah”, for those of you who want […]

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staircase {reveal}

Okay so, yeah, it’s been a while since I left you dangling in the middle of our staircase project, unpainted and unfinished. We just FINALLY had Matt install the new rail last week, so now I’m ready to show it to you! You like it? I love it!! Here are a few sweet details… Doesn’t […]

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a first birthday {dol}

Over Memorial Day weekend, our littlest son (ha!) Lance Parker turned one year old. We were tucked away in freezing weather up at our family cabin, but we managed to pull off a small low-key birthday party for him. It was just the four of us, but that is kind of how we Tennis folk […]

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as promised…

To the very patient people who’ve been inquiring about when our father’s day “tie card” will be available in our etsy shop… it is now. I finally got to snap a few pics of it today! Go hither ye and order it!   P.S. Do Matt’s ties in the background look too luscious? Do they […]

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