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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: Holiday

{ the original christmas card }

Popping in here with a short little bit of nostalgia for your midweek. Did you know that one of the world’s first Christmas cards sold this past weekend in London? It sold for over $6800 bucks, which is a bargain in my book. As Matt and I were reading the article last night, we did […]

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{ gift an experience }

I love this final gift guide. It’s perfect on so many levels. Good for the last minute gift buyer? Check. No packaging, shipping or other hassles? Check. Do you need to gift wrap it? Not really, nope. Fun for the receiver? Life-enriching? Check, check!! Give experiences. All of these are local things you can do […]

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{ gifts that give back }

This second gift guide was on my heart for a couple of reasons. I know that it ‘tis the season of giving and generosity, but rather than just making a charitable donation (which is wonderful) if you extend that also to your giving of gifts to friends and family, then they get to learn about, enjoy […]

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{ gifts that you make yourself }

Believe it our not, I have a series of three gift guides coming your way this week (along with the inside reveal of my parent’s cottage remodel – I promise (cross my heart and hope to die)). Why the gift guides? Well, a couple of reasons. I did one back in 2010 (hostess gifts) which […]

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5th annual holiday open studio.

—Second and final open studio will be this Saturday, December 14th, from 10 am to 2 pm. We hope to see you there! –   Oh my gosh, five years of sharing the holidays with Chico. Once again, as the weather gets cold, the twinkle lights come up, and people start getting the warm holiday […]

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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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