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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: 2012

{ happy 2013 }

The years keep getting bigger and brighter!! Can you believe 2013 is here? The blog has been a bit silent over the past couple weeks – hosting 19 people at our home for Christmas and the biggest Wild Ink Press year ever might have something to do with it… A 2012 recap is headed your […]

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in defense of fruitcake.

I’m here today to talk about fruitcake. Yes, really. Poor fruitcake. Much maligned, much joked about, even rumored to be banned by the TSA (it’s not true, I assure you). And we’ve all heard the laugh about there only being one real fruitcake in existence, passed around each year ad nauseam. Here’s where I stir […]

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instagr.am {the month of november}

November 2012 – was a big yay! Busy but fun. Brief highlights here… { Lance, our resident foodie, browses Martha Stewart Living – pausing only for the food pages. } { A drive in the first snow of the year. Can I just give snow a big hug? } { I have decanted my main […]

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{ o christmas coasters }

Hi. Just popping in with a quick little note. (I’m trying to be more spontaneous like that!) Our letterpress coasters from last Friday’s open house are now available in our etsy shop! We printed them during the open studio, and there are six different little designs: Aren’t they cute? Matt thinks they are very minimalist, […]

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{ holiday open studio hours }

It’s ba-ack! Our fourth annual series of Holiday Open Studio hours! We’ve enjoyed our open studio hours so much over the past few years. It’s rained more often than not, but so many of you came out from the community anyway to see our shop and presses and it is very invigorating to connect directly […]

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my journey to homemade pie crust.

**I’m sure you all are headed every which way in your Thanksgiving travels (I wanted to get this post up much earlier, but what can I say? Three kids and letterpress holiday season) – I hope you all travel safely!** ————————————————————————————————— This post has been long in the making. Remember two and a half years […]

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