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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: Paper

{ 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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2011 holiday store { and new cards! }

It’s November, so brace yourselves boys and girls – we’re setting before your eyes the holiday store! If you’re not ready for any thoughts of Christmas, skip this post, ‘kay? I know many of you are ready to start thinking about the holidays, as I’ve had emails and messages asking: 1) when our store will […]

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see what’s cookin’ at booth 1671!

It’s a wrap, folks! The catalog is back from the printer, I’ve finished the price sheets, created some “best new product boards” for display (yay that we are finalists!), the stationery is packed, I’m packed, and I’m taking the red eye to NYC. Whew! What lies ahead of us is our real booth build (we […]

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{ gifts to take to parties }

I’ve gotten a couple email requests to do some gift guides (which I’ve never done before) and I thought I would take a shot at one.  Now any of you who know me well do know that I loooove giving gifts and thinking of the perfect gift for that one person. The problem is, people […]

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mad for plaid.

Hello, Monday! That weekend went by fast! Hope yours was fun and fulfilling. We’ve got a crazy fun and long list of posts lined up for this week… I can’t wait to share each of them with you, and I may even have to pull more than one post per day if I’m going to […]

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letterpress: a photo essay

As a last little element of our window display at Magna Carta this week, I thought I’d share with you the black and white photos we hung on the left wall to tell the story of our printing visually. I like to think of it as Letterpress in Seven Photos or Less. Enjoy! Now you […]

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