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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: harvest

rice harvest { 2013 }

Well, it’s that time of the year… every September and October we buckle down into harvest. It’s a unique, lovely and yet trying time. Seeing the fruit of your labors all year long. Separate from the kids and spouse for days and days on end. I’d say a delightfully bittersweet season, as some things in […]

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October rocked my socks off!  To think that Harvest hadn’t even started, we had not yet traveled to Korea, and were still enjoying the end of summer… one short month ago. I took an inordinate amount of instagram shots this month. With three busy boys and no Matt around to help (again, Harvest) it was […]

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As I alluded recently, right now we are in the thick of rice harvest (our real other job). A surprise series of rain storms in early October slowed the process down a bit and set us into the mud… which no farmer likes to face. Thankfully, our recent weather has been perfect, and the fields […]

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checkin’ the rice.

Absolutely too cute not to share. Matt sent me this photo from his phone a few minutes ago… Cam and Grandad – checking the rice (for harvest). In our real other job, we farm rice. Harvest is just starting. And I think that rice might swallow Cameron up at any moment. As we head into […]

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tractor birthday.

If you wonder why it’s taken me so long to post pictures from Cameron’s recent tractor birthday (see the invites here), it’s because going through almost 500 photos takes a long time. Going through 450 really good photos takes even longer! How to choose, how to choose… But, I have done it. I narrowed it […]

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{ a birthday invitation }

It’s Friday! =) Moving right along down the list of cool letterpress things I want to share with you… you’re going to love this… a non-holiday one (yay!). If you remember, our little guy turned three recently, and this year we actually did a little birthday party for him. We’ve gotten by on previous years […]

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