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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.

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.  

Upcoming Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS MASTER CALENDAR

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🎉🎉New Events Added🎉🎉

Tickets for these events will go on sale right here on the website Wednesday March 13th at 11am.


Woody's Round Up Tea Party

Join Woody and Jessie for our first ever Woody's Round Up Tea Party complete with live cowboy and western sing along.

Friday June 21st at 7pm


Tuesday Afternoon Tea

Indulge in an afternoon of sophistication at our Tuesday afternoon tea party.

Tuesday July 16th at 1pm


Gazebo Concerts

We have run out of weekends for the most part to host any additional tea events so we are looking at some weeknights to add a few evenings of live music and light refreshments. We've heard a lot of feedback about wanting more music so we've come up with Gazebo Concerts! These will be ticketed events to allow for accurate seating and will be in the tea garden, weather permitting, or indoors in case of in climate weather. This is not a tea party but there will be light refreshments and lots of great love music.


Wednesday May 29th at 7pm

An evening of Billy Joel (Jeff) and Elton John (Carrie) tunes! Join us for live music and light refreshments as a part of our new Gazebo Concert Series!


Wednesday July 3rd at 7pm

It's a magical night of music featuring live tunes from your favorite Disney movies! A family fun sing along night!


Wednesday July 31st at 7pm

Blast From the Past combines the best of the best of the oldies 50s, 60s, and 70s.


These Gazebo Concerts will be approximately an hour long of live music, Jeff on keyboard, and myself of vocals. Feel free to dress up in theme if you would like or just come to enjoy a fun evening of live entertainment and light refreshments in our tea garden, weather permitting. In case of inclimate weather or excessive heat, we'll be inside the tea room.


So mark your calendars and grab your friends!

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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

Spring and Summer tea events went on sale last week and it was a wild ride. When tickets first launched there were 1,000s of people on the website and I honestly was overwhelmed. We are so thankful our little tea room has caught on and we are looking florward to seeing so many friends back at tea room when we open next month.


If you didn't get tickets yet, you still have a chance to snag a table. There are a few tables left for the following events.


Ticket Update


☕️Lucy & Desi Tribute Show

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☕️The Music That Helped Win the War

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☕️Sense & SensibiliTEA

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☕️Breakfast at Tea-ffany’s

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☕️Gone With the Wind

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☕️Elvis Tea Party

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☕️Summer of Love Tea

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☕️Alice and Hatter Tea (Sunday afternoon)

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The Lucy & Desi Tribute Show

I Love Lucy was never just a title! We certainly love Lucy around here and we are excited to bring our I Love Lucy Tribute Show to Lucy and Desi back to the tea room.

Tuesday April 2nd at 7pm.


The Music That Helped Win the War Tribute Show to 1940s WW2

A tribute to World War II featuring 24 classic music hits, actual historic audio and visual clips from World War 11 and 24 vintage costumes.

Tuesday April 23rd at 7pm

Sense & SensibiliTEA Trivia Tea Party

"But indeed, I would rather have nothing but tea." Join us for a Jane Austen inspired evening where we'll also test your knowledge of all things Jane Austen.

Friday May 10th at 7pm


Breakfast at Tea-ffany's Tea Party

Grab your little black dress, pearls, and tiara for our Breakfast at Tea-ffany's Tea Party!

Friday May 24th at 7pm.


Gone With the Wind Tea Party

Frankly my dear, you don't want to miss the most charming display of southern hospitality at this afternoon garden tea party.

Sunday June 23rd at 1pm


TCT Taking Care of Tea Elvis Sing Along Tea Party

Well it's one for the money, two for the show, get your table quickly, now go cat go!

Tuesday June 25th at 7pm

Summer of Love Flower Power Sing Along Tea Party

Hosted by Sonny & Cher, you'll feel just like you were at Woodstock again. A few other special guests make an appearance!

Friday June 28th at 7pm


Mad Hatter's Story Time Tea Party

Smiles, memories, and of course lots of tea & treats at the Mad Hatter'e story time tea party! Meet Hatter and Laode while you enjoy a story time and tea party.

Sunday July 14th at 1pm


🎉🎉New Events Added🎉🎉

Tickets for these events will go on sale right here on the website Wednesday March 13th at 11am.


Woody's Round Up Tea Party

Join Woody and Jessie for our first ever Woody's Round Up Tea Party complete with live cowboy and western sing along.

Friday June 21st at 7pm


Tuesday Afternoon Tea

Indulge in an afternoon of sophistication at our Tuesday afternoon tea party.

Tuesday July 16th at 1pm


Gazebo Concerts

We have run out of weekends for the most part to host any additional tea events so we are looking at some weeknights to add a few evenings of live music and light refreshments. We've heard a lot of feedback about wanting more music so we've come up with Gazebo Concerts! These will be ticketed events to allow for accurate seating and will be in the tea garden, weather permitting, or indoors in case of in climate weather. This is not a tea party but there will be light refreshments and lots of great love music.



Wednesday May 29th at 7pm

An evening of Billy Joel (Jeff) and Elton John (Carrie) tunes! Join us for live music and light refreshments as a part of our new Gazebo Concert Series!


Wednesday July 3rd at 7pm

It's a magical night of music featuring live tunes from your favorite Disney movies! A family fun sing along night!


Wednesday July 31st at 7pm

Blast From the Past combines the best of the best of the oldies 50s, 60s, and 70s.


These Gazebo Concerts will be approximately an hour long of live music, Jeff on keyboard, and myself of vocals. Feel free to dress up in theme if you would like or just come to enjoy a fun evening of live entertainment and light refreshments in our tea garden, weather permitting. In case of inclimate weather or excessive heat, we'll be inside the tea room.


So mark your calendars and grab your friends!


TRAVEL


Mardi Gras

Our first Mardi Gras!!!

AND, it will not be our last!

We live by the motto that there is no need putting off tomorrow what you can do today. So, we decided that we have talked about Mardi Gras long enough, it was time do it!!

SO MUCH FUN!


The city of New Orleans was in full canival mode and we totally embraced it! There were a total of 24 parades scheduled from Friday through Sunday and we did our best to make as many as possible. Due to logistics and schedules, we could only catch 11. We probably walked a total of 15 miles over the weekend, caught SO many beads and special “throws”, and made our mark on The Big Easy!


Our AirBnB host crowned us “honorary New Orleanians” and was very impressed with our booty that we collected over the weekend.


We were both wondering why we had waited so long to make it to Mardi Gras. And, we agreed that it may have to become a yearly ritual.

Laissez le bon temps rouler!!


A Day Trip to Rose Island

We returned to Rose Island to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and revisit this once-vibrant amusement park on the banks of the Ohio River. The ghost-park is now a part of Charlestown State Park, just north of Charlestown, IN.


My first visit to Rose Island a few years ago led me to doing research about the park, which in turn led to my book project “Lost Amusement Parks of Kentuckiana”. It’s not a novel by any means, but it was certainly a labor of love researching photo archives and history on the various parks in the Kentuckiana area. The book was published through the Images of America book series.


I learned a lot about the many parks that were once vibrant social destinations for many in the 1920s through 1950s. Rose Island became a favorite park during my research for the book. The images of fashionable ladies and well-dressed gentlemen that made the ferry ride to Rose Island from Louisville were just fabulous! And, as you walk the grounds of this forgotten park, you can almost feel the life and joy that once resonated here.


I have always said, if there was such a thing as a time machine, I would certainly take it back to the 1920s. And, that is what Rose Island is for me, I guess, a bit of a time machine.


Oh, and should you be interested in checking out my book, you can pick it up on Amazon and at Target. Or, I actually still have a few personalized autographed copies for sale as well.


Lost Amusement Parks of Kentuckiana - published by Arcadia Press for their Images of America series.



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