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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: Locally Grown

daytrippin': table mountain & the wildlife sanctuary

It’s Spring! Hip Hip Hooray! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. We managed to pull off a weekend full of some of the best-of-the-best things that Chico has to offer for the season, and it was dee-lightful. So delightful I thought I’d share it with you. Remember this day-trippin’ post from a couple […]

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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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bebop-a-rebop rhubarb pie.

Last Sunday someone was offering free stalks of rhubarb in a big bucket at the back of our church foyer, and although I was intimidated by the pure green color I snagged a fistful to take home.  Isn’t rhubarb normally red? Not always, as I found out later via our friend google. Anyway, I settled […]

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creek walking.

It’s been a hot week here in Chico, CA. Summer is here in full force! This weekend is Slice of Chico (free watermelon and a sidewalk sale? sign me up!)… we plan to go, and we also plan to do some creek walking: and tree climbing… And splashing, of course: Two little boys + one […]

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daytrippin': vina & new clairvaux.

One of the things Matt and I have always loved to do together is take day trips. When we lived in Sacramento one of our favorites was to drive up to Sutter Creek and meander back home, driving through Dry Town and stopping at the Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse, truly a lovely little bit of […]

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{ happy weekend }

Sorry for the quiet this week… we were away for a bit for our anniversary (rice work means we celebrate it one month early) and then both of us have had the most miserable cold/cough/fever/chills/dizzy-as-I’ll-get-out sickness thingy. May you not have it wished on you by your worst enemy. In a bit of weekend news […]

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