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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 2011

a pirate birthday.

If you remember the tractor birthday extravaganza from last year, you may have paused to scratch your head that I haven’t brought up Cam’s 4th birthday yet on this-here blog. It was October 9 (same as every year!) but we were waist deep in harvest and kept it really, really low key. And you know […]

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my autumnal living room.

It’s been a while since I’ve shown you any seasonal changes in my living room/dining room decor. Not since last Christmas, to be precise. I did take down my Christmas decorations by New Year, and added a few warm/winter-white touches. And there it stayed until around April, I added some bits of pale green and […]

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As I alluded recently, right now we are in the thick of rice harvest (our real other job). A surprise series of rain storms in early October slowed the process down a bit and set us into the mud… which no farmer likes to face. Thankfully, our recent weather has been perfect, and the fields […]

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squash and sausage and sage, oh my.

I’ve got a full leaf pile of Fall recipes to share with you… Autumn fruits and vegetables really inspire me to get back into the kitchen. It’s easy to skip out on roasting and baking during the Summer months, opting for caprese salads, simple pizzas and plenty of outdoor grilling. However, I don’t want this […]

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{ bumpass hell. }

Caught your attention with that title, didn’t I? Once upon a time, there was a man named Kendall VanHook Bumpass. He was a hunter, backwoodsmen, and discovered some very hot sulphur works near Mt. Lassen back in 1860. Unfortunately for him, he broke through the fragile crust and burned his leg badly – twice. The […]

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September. In which we say a fond farewell to Summer and hearty hello to Fall. And in which a certain special someone (pictured below) turns almost 40. { Labor Day weekend 2011 } { Costco Pizza. At One Mile. } { Chevron times 2. Unfortunately, I don’t like the curtains though. } { Orders, orders […]

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