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Our Technicolor Life

Jeff and Carrie Ketterman

Welcome to Our Technicolor Life! We are a husband and wife team that lives a vintage lifestyle in full color. There's never a dull moment with our many adventures through our tea room, travel, entertainment, and art. 

A modern day Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz,

Jeff and Carrie Ketterman's host TEA parties at

The Old Capitol Tea Room, TRAVEL in The Not So Long Trailer, ENTERTAIN with two bands Rosie & the Rockabillies and The Tin Pan Alley Cats, create ART and share our LIFESTYLE.

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CHANNELS OF OUR TECHNICOLOR LIFE

Tea

Step back into a simple & peaceful time at The Old Capitol Tea Room. Located in historic Corydon, Indiana, we host vintage afternoon tea parties.

Travel 

A  fun-loving redhead & her musical husband discovering the USA in our traveling homage to Lucy & Desi, The Not So Long Trailer.

Entertainment

Two vintage themed bands - Rosie & The Rockabillies is a 1950s cover band while the Tin Pan Alley Cats features a 1920s-1940s vibe.

The Lucy and Desi Tribute Show 

The Music That Helped Win the War Tribute Show

Art

Carrie Cooke Ketterman Art

 because life is too short for boring art. Original oil paintings, children's books, coloring books, and mural services. 

Lifestyle

Vintage lifestyle features  our love for the past & all things vintage.  

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Our Technicolor Life Podcast - Episode 22


In this episode we talk about the great weekend of music, circus, fun and dancing in Peru, IN for their annual Cole Porter Festival! Cole Porter was "the tops" in music beginning in the late 1920s and running into the 1950s! We explore his hometown of Peru and also discover this little Indiana town's claim to fame with the circus as well! AND, we are two days into our visit to Savannah, so we talk about our arrival and reason for visiting this loveliest of cities!



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Welcome to Our Technicolor Life Monthly Newsletter!


Welcome back to another exciting edition of Our Technicolor Life's monthly newsletter! We're thrilled to have you join us on our colorful journey through the many facets of our adventurous lives. As always, we're Jeff and Carrie Ketterman, a dynamic husband and wife duo who are passionate about embracing a vintage lifestyle in the most vibrant way possible.

A Glimpse into Our Lives

In case you're new here, let us introduce ourselves once again. Jeff spends his days immersed in the bustling world of rail transportation as the General Manager at Kasgro Rail Corporation Management Division. With a fleet of over 500 heavy-duty railcars, Jeff is at the forefront of providing innovative solutions for the ever-evolving rail industry.

Meanwhile, Carrie's days are filled with creativity and artistic expression. As a painter, illustrator, and author, she breathes life into murals and paintings that tell stories with every brushstroke. She is also owner and hostess with the mostest at her tea room, The Old Capitol Tea Room in historic downtown Corydon, IN. Being musically iclinded, Carrie and Jeff also have two vintage bands, The Tin Pan Alley Cats and Rosie & the Rockabillies. Follow along each channel of Our Technicolor Life: Tea, Travel, Entertainment, Art, & Lifestyle.


TEA

Our May was full of magical tea events that were practically perfect in every way. We hosted a Tuesday Afternoon Tea, Jane Austen inspired Sense and SensibiliTea, Mother’s Day, Jolly Holiday Mary Poppins Sing Along Tea Party, Breakfast at Tea-ffany’s, Under the Sea Tea Party, and our first Gazebo Concert.


Sense and SensibiliTea


Nothing quite compares to a house full of smiling faces and music - especially Disney music. We had so much fun with our Jolly Holiday Tea.


Jolly Holiday Mary Poppins and Bert Sing Along Tea


A little Breakfast at Tea-ffany’s at the tea room AND, we actually had a “Cat” this year! Teacup was not impressed.


Breakfast at Tea-ffany’s Tea Party


Mother’s Day Tea Party


Under the Sea Tea Party


📣 NEW EVENTS RELEASED JULY 31st on the website at 11am! Set yourself a reminder to grab tickets for our next round of events. Tickets for September, October, November, and December tea events will go on sale on the website July 31st! 📣


TRAVEL


Thurby, Oaks, and 150th Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby 150 did not disappoint! We did a nod to the year of the first Derby - 1875 - by going as Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr and his wife, Mary.

ML Clark had the dream and vision to build a horse racetrack on acreage owned by his uncles, John and Henry Churchill in 1874 . A year later, in May, he opened the track for its inaugural race day featuring several races on the card, with the Kentucky Derby not being the planned marquee race that day. However, when Aristides broke the world record for a three-year-old, for the mile-and-a-half distance, the “Derby” was all everyone wanted to talk about!

Our trip to the Derby this year was once again filled with reconnecting with friends, new and old, enjoying the atmosphere that can’t really be described to be truly appreciated - you have to be there. And, if you ever get the chance - just go.


The expansion and additions they have made from the last year are impressive and add to grandeur of Churchill Downs.



Kentucky Oaks

For Kentucky Oaks Day this year, I had wanted to do a French “Marie Antoinette” look for a couple of years, but the opportunity never seemed quite right. This year with the big 150th anniversary of The Oaks and Derby, it seemed right.


We honored Louisville’s founding by George Rogers Clark in 1778 with a nod to the French rococo period (1770s), since the city was named in honor of King Louis XVI, who had aided America during the recent Revolutionary War.


We want to thank our dear friends, Julie and Michael Luna, for not only joining us for this fun day, but for being so patient when we would get stopped endlessly for photos with others. You guys are such troopers!! We love you!


We also ran into SO many friends and people who have been to the tea room, follow us on our many adventures on social media, and several of my classmates from high school and college. It was truly such a fun day of connecting with people from all over the local area AND across the US, AND the world!