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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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In this episode we talk about our recent trip to Huntingburg, IN and our time at League Stadium - the home of the Dubois County Bombers, AND also the historic field where scenes from the movie, "A League of Their Own" were filmed in 1991. On our visit, there was a reenactment game of the Rockford Peaches and the Racine Belles prior to the Bomber's game. We came prepared!! Also, we talk about upcoming spooky artwork that Carrie will be releasing for sale. And, our drives in our 1959 Rambler are now back!! Plus, we talk about upcoming trips that we are excited about!


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We are BACK! We'll honestly, we never deserted you, we just LOST an episode! Yes, the "Lost Episode" is real and we WILL find it! Actually, we know where it is, we just can't access it. It's a bit of a story and we talk about IT, as well as a whole bunch of other happenings that have filled our time since we last talked. We'll fill you in on the Derby Museum exhibit that we are now a part of, our wanderings over the past week, including our big, long 4th weekend that included performances, Rambler news, and other fun stuff!



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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

June saw the return of some summer time favorites at The Old Capitol Tea Room. We hosted our Great Gatsby 1920s Tea Party with live music by The Tin Pan Alley Cats, our very first ever Woody’s Round Up Tea Party hosted by Woody and Jessie complete with cowboy tunes, Gone With the Wind hosted by Rhett and Scarlett, the ever popular TCT Taking Care of Tea Elvis Sing Along, and our Summer of Love 1960s Flower Power Tea Party hosted by Sonny & Cher.


Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Tea Party


Woody’s Round Up Tea Party


Gone With the Wind Tea Party


Elvis TCT Taking Care of Tea


Summer of Love 1960s Flower Power 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


Cole Porter Festival - Peru, Indiana

We recently found out that the life and legacy of Cole Porter was celebrated in his hometown of Peru, IN the first weekend of June every year!


Well, we arranged our schedule a bit and made it up to Peru this past weekend for a portion of the celebration!


If you are not familiar with this Hoosier music icon, you will no doubt recognize at each one or two of this timeless hits from the 1920s-1950s. Songs like: Let’s Misbehave, Don’t Fence Me In, Let’s Do It - Let’s Fall In Love, All Of You, Night And Day, I Get A Kick Out Of You, and countless others! He truly was a genius with lyrics. While his beginnings in Peru, IN weren’t humble by any means (his family was very wealthy), he pursued a life of music instead of the corporate and legal professions that had made the generations before him.


We love Cole Porter’s music and have performed many of his songs over the years in musicals and now with our duet, Tin Pan Alley Cats. (I’ll have to find and share a clip or two of my role as Reno in his great musical, Anything Goes, which I performed in several years ago.)


The Cole Porter Festival in Peru, IN pays tribute to the man and his music over parts of four days during the first week of June - Cole was born on June 9, 1891.


We had SO much fun and the people of Peru were absolutely the kindest! We made many new friends and truly hope to perform at the festival next year!

Thank you, Peru and your lovely community! We shall return!


Adventures in Savannah and Brunswick, GA

OK, it’s time to start rolling out the pics and talking about our recent trip to the Georgia coast - Savannah/Brunswick/Jekyll Island/St Simon Island.

Let me start off by saying that I am slowly becoming a Savannah local. 😜 I am beginning to get recognized at shops, restaurants and around town - which makes me SO happy. I love Brunswick as well, and honestly a relocate to either would be just fine with me! Brunswick is about 90 miles south of Savannah, and has wonderful beaches nearby on Jekyl and St Simon Islands! Of course, Savannah can boast some pretty nice beaches as well on Tybee Island. I am honestly thinking about doing a book about Savannah, extolling all the wonders, oddities, history (both famous and infamous), and grandeur that Georgia’s fifth largest city boasts!


My love for this city grows more with every visit - this was our eighth trip to Savannah. This trip was not a camping trip, as many in the past have been. This trip came as a result of Jeff’s work in rail transportation and his need to attend the annual rail conference that moves around the country each year. (Next year it is in Fort Worth, TX! - Yee Haw!!)


Savannah just speaks to me. The history, the charm, the warmth of the people - I have become enchanted. I have read every possible book about Savannah I can get my hands on. If you want suggestions, let me know! My favorite is easily Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1994), by John Berendt. I have read it multiple times! It not only explores the murder case of Savannah antiques dealer Jim Williams, and the multiple trials that resulted, but it also pulls back the cover on the city’s unique character and personality.


OK, with this post, let me talk about the food in this great city! I have my favorites, of course, but there are a few we have yet to try. Also, we noticed a few new ones on this visit that have just sprang up this year. On the top of my list of personal favorites is The Olde Pink House. THIS is on most people’s list of favorites when visiting Savannah. It is iconic. I love the ambiance, the food, the staff, the history - it checks all the boxes for us. Vic’s on River, River House, Chart House, Pirates House, The Collins Quarter, Mrs Wilkes, Dockside - are all notable as well for great dining experiences. Now, a personal favorite of mine that may not be everyone’s cup of tea, is Clary’s Cafe. It is certainly not fine dining, but for breakfast or lunch, you can’t go wrong. I am a serious “bruncher”, so when I find a place that fits the bill, I make sure I visit as often as possible when visiting. Clary’s has great food at a very reasonable price and the staff is SO nice and accommodating! It feels good to walk into a place that you frequent maybe once or twice a year and everyone knows you and seems truly delighted to see you. That is Clary’s for me. I feel like a regular at this quaint, but busy cafe just on the fringe of the historic district. It is also a bit of an iconic cafe in that it is a prominent piece of Savannah that is talked about in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.


There are several other good food stops that can truly enhance your visit to this city; Leopold’s for ice cream is a must! For a quick coffee, tea or iced drink, I like Gallery Expresso; it is in the heart of the historic district and is an easy in and out. The Peregrin Bar that overlooks the city is very magical as well with great cocktails. J Christopher’s is a great brunch spot. Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Bar is a great late-night hangout. AND, if you enjoy fun, secretive speakeasy type places, look for Mata Hari - but you’ll need to really look as it is truly a hidden speakeasy.

Next up, “Walking Savannah - the only way to see this great city.”