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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: Kitchen

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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{ 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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a cottage remodel.

What’s the month of January without a bit of a remodel? Fresh year, fresh start… You may be wondering if I have anything at all to remodel left. After the exterior, living room, kitchen, master bath, guest bath, master bedroom, nursery, boy’s room, studio, laundry room and side yard, there can’t be anything in my […]

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kitchen remodel: source list

Well, we made it through kitchen week!  I hope yesterday’s post didn’t kill you – it was so loooooong.  Just understand, I felt a need to show my gratitude towards the people who graciously put their time into making a “how-to” so that complete strangers can have an easier time doing projects.  And wanted to […]

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kitchen remodel: the cabinets

We’re halfway through kitchen remodel week – and we’ve reached …the cabinets.  Cue dramatic music. Grab yourself a latte and have a seat. Painting the kitchen cabinets myself was probably my most successful DIY ever.  It was also definitely the longest, most time consuming, heart-wrenching, drag-out-dirty project I’ve ever done.  And so worth it.  I […]

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kitchen remodel: choices.

Now that you’ve seen the before and after, let’s talk about how we got there.  We didn’t use an interior designer, or a kitchen designer or any such thing.  The kitchen is a mix of online inspiration, the best deals we could find, and a few splurges on certain things that mattered. Originally, I thought […]

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