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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 2012

instagr.am { the month of september }

I figured I’d better post the instagram summary for September before it becomes November! I was a little photo-light this month, and it seems like such a long, long time has passed since Labor Day Weekend at our family cabin. { A masterful method for crisp potatoes, made by a friend. I googled it, it’s […]

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a rosemary wreath.

It’s wreath time again! This is my fourth annual fall diy wreath project, can you believe it? Either I’m getting old, or the blog is. All the wreaths I have made so far have fallen under three stipulations: it must be easy, it must be natural, and it must be free. Easy, as in a […]

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{ meet eric kippum }

Well, I may not have mentioned this on the blog (although I think I tweeted a bit about it), but about a week and a half ago we became a family of five. That’s right, five. My jaw still drops at that number. We flew over to Korea and brought back home this little guy… […]

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dinner for 40.

As I mentioned in my last post, we celebrated Matt’s birthday with a rather large dinner party. I’m really excited to share it with you because I think it’s important to demystify this part of entertaining: planning and having events that could otherwise seem unattainable or just plain scary to pull off. I was really […]

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dinner party invitations.

You only turn 40 once, so I wanted to throw Matt a fantastic party to celebrate the milestone. My husband is generally a super-social outgoing guy, and while my idea of a good time is cooking a 5 course meal for two, his would involve a large dinner party, the “more the merrier”. And so […]

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