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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: yellow

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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a little cottage ranch kitchen.

Here it is at long last… the before-and-after shots of my parent’s little cottage kitchen remodel! If you recall, my parents moved to Chico and bought a tiny ranch fixer-upper on a roomy acre. I first shared with you the inspiration for the kitchen remodel (which I was privileged to design and shop for) back […]

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a little cottage ranch backyard.

Here it is! The beginning of the rest of the roll-out of my parent’s little cottage ranch makeover. Remember I shared with you the front of the house and yard way back when? Remember the original inspiration/moodboard? Well, I thought I would walk you around to the backyard today. The grounds of this place are […]

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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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a cottage remodel.

What’s the month of January without a bit of a remodel? Fresh year, fresh start… You may be wondering if I have anything at all to remodel left. After the exterior, living room, kitchen, master bath, guest bath, master bedroom, nursery, boy’s room, studio, laundry room and side yard, there can’t be anything in my […]

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a bit of business { cards }

It’s Friday, I’m sure people are getting ready to head into the weekend (don’t you love short workweeks?) but I thought I’d pop in with something letterpress-related (fancy that?) for your afternoon. I’ve actually never shared our business cards here on the blog. Or any of our branding, really. Yet we print a new iteration […]

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