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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: November 2011

{ noble apple orchard }

The holidays are heating up around here… custom orders are pouring in, the press is running, and we’re also gearing up for some holiday open houses and other fun stuff. I’ve got stuff waiting, waiting in queue to be photographed, edited and make it up on either the blog or in store. But…. we’re squeezing […]

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baked pumpkin pudding.

About four years into our marriage (so, what, five years ago?) I discovered baked puddings. When you think of pudding, what do you think of? Stovetop? Jello brand (heaven forbid!)? That was pretty much how I pictured it until one holiday season I made “plum pudding” the old fashioned, spicy, baked and liquor-filled rich dessert. […]

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instagr.am { the month of october }

Hello weekend, Hello November! (And hello Daylight Savings Time – every Fall you make me happy) In review: October was Harvest-y. That’s pretty much it. Oh, and these little things in between… { If you let a kid dress himself, he’s bound to come down dressed in snowpants at least once. On an 85 degree […]

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2011 holiday store { and new cards! }

It’s November, so brace yourselves boys and girls – we’re setting before your eyes the holiday store! If you’re not ready for any thoughts of Christmas, skip this post, ‘kay? I know many of you are ready to start thinking about the holidays, as I’ve had emails and messages asking: 1) when our store will […]

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a bit of halloween {eye} candy.

Hey there! Hope your Halloween was safe, and fun. We had a blast over here at Chez Tennis! As an adult I basically saw no reason to celebrate anything Halloween related – we never dressed up, and our home in Sacramento was tucked so far back that trick-or-treaters were few and far between. But now, […]

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