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hello there.

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: living room

a little cottage ranch: all the rest.

Wrapping up the last of my parent’s remodel here – I thought I would give you a brief peek at the rest of the house. The living room was a small, low ceiling room with original wood floors, dingy white walls and some nice mid-century modern furniture (which wasn’t staying, as it belonged to previous […]

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fall decor { 2013 }

Howdy there. Slipping in for a few quick minutes to share my fall decorating with you (before it turns into winter and Christmas, that is). This year was all about texture, warmth, layering, and neutrals. Oh, and keeping it simple, absolutely simple and free. I piled a bunch of mini-white pumpkins and objects of curiosity […]

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diy metallic pillows for fall

Well hello there, Autumn!! This first week of Fall has seemed to follow classic textbook descriptions here in Northern California: crisp nights, sunny but windy days, and the occasional cleansing drizzle of rain. Oh, and rice harvest has started, which means I’m solo-parenting for the next month or so. It also means I’m jazzed up […]

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little things: a fireplace fix.

This is the fireplace wall in my living room. In this photo from 2009, it’s decorated for summer. Overall, I love the marble fireplace, the wall, the whole set up. I can decorate it for spring, summer, fall, and christmas and it’s a cozy-ing element to the living room. We had leftover kitchen slab when […]

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my autumnal living room.

It’s been a while since I’ve shown you any seasonal changes in my living room/dining room decor. Not since last Christmas, to be precise. I did take down my Christmas decorations by New Year, and added a few warm/winter-white touches. And there it stayed until around April, I added some bits of pale green and […]

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{ a new rug. }

Okay, so I blinked, and somehow the month of July was over. Poof! Woosh! Kerplunk! Gone. Please don’t tell me (much as I love fall) that summer is half over already. I just need a bit more time. Anyway, lots of catchup to do with you here! We’ve been printing, working like gangbusters in our […]

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