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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: pie

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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my journey to homemade pie crust.

**I’m sure you all are headed every which way in your Thanksgiving travels (I wanted to get this post up much earlier, but what can I say? Three kids and letterpress holiday season) – I hope you all travel safely!** ————————————————————————————————— This post has been long in the making. Remember two and a half years […]

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{ peaches and cream. }

This recipe may be a little late in the season here – those of you on the east coast probably said goodbye to peaches a month ago. But here in Chico you can still pick up a bag at the farmer’s market. It’s that weird time of year where all of the summer abundance is […]

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{ red white & blue }

A year ago today: Happy Independence Day.  

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{ strawberry pie }

I was trying to come up with a clever title for this post, but then I thought, why mess with perfection? Strawberry Pie. It’s spring, and strawberries are all over the farmer’s market. We’ve even had an extended cool spring here in Chico, so strawberries, cherries and peaches are actually overlapping right now. Happy sigh. […]

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peter, peter, pumpkin eater.

In the world of cake vs. pie (one of the most serious debates of our time), I come down firmly on the pie side. Pie is to dessert what Grace Kelly was to fashion: timeless and elegant. If you doubt my affinity toward pie, you can look at previous posts: apple, cherry, ricotta, shepherd’s (x […]

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