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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: Interior Decorating

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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fall decor { 2013 }

Howdy there. Slipping in for a few quick minutes to share my fall decorating with you (before it turns into winter and Christmas, that is). This year was all about texture, warmth, layering, and neutrals. Oh, and keeping it simple, absolutely simple and free. I piled a bunch of mini-white pumpkins and objects of curiosity […]

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little things: a fireplace fix.

This is the fireplace wall in my living room. In this photo from 2009, it’s decorated for summer. Overall, I love the marble fireplace, the wall, the whole set up. I can decorate it for spring, summer, fall, and christmas and it’s a cozy-ing element to the living room. We had leftover kitchen slab when […]

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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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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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an ombré booth.

It’s that time of the year again!! The grand National Stationery Show Extravaganza!! Time to see if all our hard work will pay off – we’ll see. I’m sure excited about the things we’ve made this year! Kicking off the show, again, is our little booth. Remember the booth building tale from last year? Well, […]

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