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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.


Category Archives: Before and After

a little cottage ranch: all the rest.

Wrapping up the last of my parent’s remodel here – I thought I would give you a brief peek at the rest of the house. The living room was a small, low ceiling room with original wood floors, dingy white walls and some nice mid-century modern furniture (which wasn’t staying, as it belonged to previous […]

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a little cottage ranch kitchen.

Here it is at long last… the before-and-after shots of my parent’s little cottage kitchen remodel! If you recall, my parents moved to Chico and bought a tiny ranch fixer-upper on a roomy acre. I first shared with you the inspiration for the kitchen remodel (which I was privileged to design and shop for) back […]

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a little cottage ranch backyard.

Here it is! The beginning of the rest of the roll-out of my parent’s little cottage ranch makeover. Remember I shared with you the front of the house and yard way back when? Remember the original inspiration/moodboard? Well, I thought I would walk you around to the backyard today. The grounds of this place are […]

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a little cottage ranch remodel.

Hello friends! I hope you’ve had a fantastic week! We’re having a little french dinner/cooking party tonight (yay, confit! Good friends! Quack, quack), and I plan to spend the rest of the weekend prepping for family that will be in town for thanksgiving, plus shopping and baking, etc. Basically, the Autumn stuff we all dream […]

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{ our new breakfast nook }

I’ve been hinting over the past few posts that this summer we went whole-hog with the remaining home improvement projects and may have conjured up not just one, but two farmhouse tables. Lemme ‘splain. This is our breakfast nook: The first (and only time) you may have possibly laid eyes on it (unless you’ve come […]

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before and after: our new office.

As promised, here is the rest of our little office refresh!! Now, I’ve never really shown you the office before, right? The only spot it’s ever popped up on the blog is in this Christmas whole house tour. And as I recall, the image I put up there was the “keepin’ it real” part of […]

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