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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.


Tag Archives: black and white

a gallery staircase.

Here it is, here it is, here it is!! The Gallery. It’s been finished for weeks, but I haven’t gotten to photograph/edit/upload it for you until now. Rather than give you a big build-up of the how-tos, I thought I would indulge you folks who want instant gratification (you know who you are)… I present […]

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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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today I love…

Minimalism. Simplicity. Clarity. Brevity. Black and white with crisp block text – it doesn’t get much more minimal than that. Cards printed for designer Grant Gibson (whose work is amazing, check it out) earlier this summer. What’s inspiring you today?

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around the house: the nursery.

Once upon a time, I started blogging bits about our home decor and remodel.  I showed you a few rooms from our home:  the living room (in several seasons), the kitchen (and its remodel), the outside, and most recently, our guest and master bath remodels. But we do have other spaces I haven’t shown you […]

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guest bathroom reveal!!

It’s here, it’s here! It’s been demoed, remodeled, styled, primped and photographed – it’s d-o-n-e.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to introduce to you our new guest bathroom. (happy dance, happy dance!) Let’s start with a bit of review… we embarked on the “both bathrooms” remodel (our phase two) in January.  Remember this original inspiration […]

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progress, progress {bathroom update}

It’s been eerily quiet around here on the blog.  Let’s just say the computer and I have been taking a little break from each other, much to everyone’s general satisfaction. But I thought I would pop by and say “hello” just as you were leaving for the weekend.  So hi there, friend! A bit of […]

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