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Monthly Newsletter: April 2023 (No.15)

Welcome to Our Technicolor Life! We are a husband and wife team that lives a vintage lifestyle in full color through our many adventures in our tea room, travel, entertainment, and art. Follow along each channel that makes up Our Technicolor Life.



We are Jeff and Carrie Ketterman. During the day, Jeff is a General Manager with Kasgro Rail Corporation Management Division. With a fleet of over 500 heavy-duty cars, Jeff works daily to provide solutions to various needs of the multi-dimensional rail transportation industry. By day, Carrie is a painter, illustrator, and author creating murals, & paintings.


After closing up shop for the day. Jeff and Carrie host themed tea parties out of their historic home at The Old Capitol Tea Room, travel to festivals and vacation in The Not So Long Trailer, and have two bands, a 1950s style band, Rosie & the Rockabillies, and a 1920s style band, The Tin Pan Alley Cats. Each of these channels makes up our Technicolor Life.


TEA


Today's Woman Magazine

Hot off the press in the latest addition of Today's Woman Magazine! Thank you so much Today’s Woman & Gioia Patton for the interview and feature of The Old Capitol Tea Room. You can grab a free copy of Today's Woman Magazine at most grocery stores.



Be Our Guest

March officially kicked off the tea room season for 2023 with two "Be Our Guest" tea parties hosted by Belle and The Beast. We had so many wonderful princes and princesses joining us for the first time! This event is such a magical experience that included a story time and song.

We have two tribute shows that we have performed all over the country for various festivals, events, and occasions. In March, we decided to bring these two fabulous tributes shows back to the tea room.


The Lucy & Desi Tribute Show Tea

Fan favorite and well our favorite too, we hosted our Lucy & Desi Tribute Show Tea at The Old Capitol Tea Room last month. Everyone's favorite redhead and a certain Cuban performed iconic skits and songs from "I Love Lucy." This tribute show also has an accompanying audio and visual history about Lucy, Desi, the cast, writers, and fun Lucy trivia in between the skits and songs.


The Music That Helped Win the War Tea


"The Music That Helped Win The War", covers music from the early 1940s, along with actual radio news reports and visual clips from World War II. The show is a bit of a history lesson, interweaving musical numbers, chronologically, from the beginning of the war in 1940 to the end in 1945. We portray some of that time period's most popular singers, such as: Judy Garland, The Andrew Sisters, Bing Crosby, Vera Lynn, Vaugn Monroe and Kitty Kalen, just to name a few. The music, history radio and visual news clips from that part of our past makes for a great trip back in time, remembering the sacrifices made and the victories that are eventually celebrated.



Upcoming Events

We have several story times and sing along events scheduled for the summer months so be sure to check out our upcoming events page and get your tickets. We have Peter Pan Story Time, Under the Sea Sing Along, Mid-Summer Fairy Princess Story Time, Snow White Story Time, as well as a Summer of Love and Elvis Sing Along on the books.

Friday June 9th Peter Pan Story Time 7pm hosted by Captain Hook

Sunday June 11th Under the Sea Sing Along Tea 3pm

Sunday June 25th Mid Summer Fairy Princess Story Time 3pm

Sunday July 2nd Snow White Story Time Tea 3pm

Friday July 7th Not A Clue Murder Mystery 8pm

Friday July 28th Harry Potter Birthday Tea & Trivia 7pm

Sunday July 30th Harry Potter Birthday Tea & Trivia 7pm

Friday August 4th Space OddiTEA Space Theme & Live Music 8pm

Friday August 11th Summer of Love 60s Sing Along Tea 7pm

Friday August 18th Elvis TCT Taking Care of Tea Sing Along 7pm

Sunday August 20th Elvis TCT Taking Care of Tea

Sing Along 7pm


The Old Capitol Tea Room is also a great space to host your special occasion. We hosted Ms. Autumn's Sweet Sixteen in March and what a sweet afternoon it was. Thank you so much to Autumn, family, and friends for hosting with us here at The Old Capitol Tea Room. We do have very limited weekend availability but keep in mind you can host a weekday or weeknight tea party with us as well!


Private Parties

Our private party information has been updated with a private party booking form and booking availability. In 2023, private parties will primarily be hosted on weekdays and weeknights with limited weekend availability. We host baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, book clubs, church groups, meetings, etc. The cost is $35/person (kids and adults) and include a traditional afternoon style sweet and savory tea tray made up of finger sandwiches, desserts, selection of 3 loose leaf teas, and tax. We require a minimum of 15 people to book a private party and can seat 32 comfortably between our dining room and living room.


There is a $100 booking fee to be paid in advance to secure your desired date. This booking fee secures your date, time, and two hours in the tea room. This booking fee is non-refundable and does not go towards your final bill. October, November, and December are our busiest months of the year and private parties are NOT available on weekends. We are happy to look at weekdays and weeknights during these months. If you are interested in a private party, please fill out our Private Party Booking Form. We do require the $100 booking fee at the time of your booking to secure your date at the tea room. This booking fee is non-refundable and does not go towards your final bill. Final headcount and payment must be submitted one week prior to the event.



The private party booking form now includes party time frames for you to select. Our public tea events do take precedence over private parties. If we have a Friday/Sunday public tea event, we do not host private parties the Saturday in between.



Weekday Private Party Time Frames - 12-2pm OR 1-3pm


Weeknight Private Party Time Frames - 5-7pm OR 6-8pm


Weekend Private Party Time Frames - 12-2 pm OR 1-3pm



TRAVEL


Vintage "Thread Heads"

It’s been a while since we did some vintage clothes shopping, so we did some damage at Fleur De Flea’s “Thread Heads” event. The prices were great, and the selection was really impressive. I think I out-shopped Jeff, imagine that. Follow "Fleur De Flea Vintage Urban Market" on Facebook for more "Thread Heads" events. While you're at it, just make a visit to Fleur De Flea at 947 Breckinridge Street in Louisville. You never know what you are going to find. They are open Wednesday through Sunday 11-6.


We grabbed lunch at Hauck’s, which is a true landmark in Louisville. I can’t believe this was our first time visiting this great classic bar/cafe. Before it was Hauck’s Corner, it was Hauck’s Handy Store, serving the community for over 100 years. Hauck’s Handy Store was more than a corner market—it was a pillar for the neighbors to gather and a place where folks could find friendship. They have a great food and beverage menu. We tried the pulled pork and the smash burger.


Hauck's Corner

1000 Goss Avenue

Louisville, KY 40217


Lexington Opera House - "My Fair Lady"

We had a true Sunday Fun Day with a trip down to Lexington for the touring production of My Fair Lady at the Lexington Opera House. We made a brunch stop in Frankfort at the Main Street Diner, before the show. Then afterwards paid a visit to a favorite vintage shop in Lexington, Street Scene. "My Fair Lady" was a great show - beautifully sung and acted, with a set design and costuming that was truly Broadway-worthy. Jeff had to wrestle me out of the theatre in fear that I might try to go backstage and try on all the impressively big and beautiful hats. Seriously stunning hats! (And, of course, Eliza Doolittle was a redhead.)


Spotlight on this fabulous dress Jeff picked out for me from Rockin Bettie. Check it out at Pin up rockabilly vintage inspired retro – Rockin Bettie.


ENTERTAINMENT


Tin Pan Alley Cats

Shake, rattle, and ready to party!! The Tin Pan Alley Cats headed to Harrison Springs for a 1950s Sock Hop Theme Dinner! We did a little rockin’ at Harrison Springs, and I’m not talking about chairs. We covered Elvis, Patti Page, Jerry Lee, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and more for the residents of Harrison Springs. We'll be back again in July for some 70s tunes.


Rosie & the Rockabillies

Rosie & the Rockabillies have been working on some new songs for the 2023 season! We have added this Imelda May cover "Inside Out" as well as some new Elvis, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and even some Three Dog Nights covers. Lots of new songs in the works and we cannot wait to share them with you.



ART


Kentucky Derby Hats & Fascinators

We are closing in one the 149th Rose for the Roses Kentucky Derby and I have been busy making all kinds of hats & fascinators for the occasion. I have all kinds of colors, styles, shapes, designs and even parted with some one-of-a-kind vintage material to make these extra special. Whether you are headed to the track or hosting a Derby party, check out my hats for your look this Derby season. These are all handmade by me. You can view all of the hats I have available on my Etsy shop, Facebook Business Page @Maiden Kentucky, and on Instagram @Maiden Kentucky.


Etsy Link: http://etsy.me/3GTIdq7

Follow Maiden Kentucky on Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram


Mural Project at Harvest Blessings Box

In addition to making hats, I caught a couple of days in between Mother Nature to paint a new mural on Downtown Corydon's Harvest Blessing Box windows. This charming new addition to Downtown Corydon is a locally sourced farm fresh products farmers market with fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, jams, dairy products, and more! I had the pleasure of painting their windows during the Holiday season with the Charlie Brown Christmas and to accompany their official opening, this mural reflects all of the goodies inside the shop. This mural took 22 hours over the span of 4 days to complete and features the local produce and colors inside the shop, so you'll have to stop in and check it out. Follow Harvest Blessings Box on Facebook and treat yourself to some of the local products they have in stock. I am currently obsessed with their berries. They are some of the tastiest blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries I've ever had.


Harvest Blessings Box

117 West Walnut Street

Corydon, IN 47112


Paintings

It's been a painting month with all kinds of different series. I keep seeing different combinations in my mind's eye of series that I want to paint so before I can question why, the brush seems to take control. Here are some of my latest pieces. These are all acrylic on canvas and then I repurposed some scrap wood to make mini acrylic paintings.

These paintings and prints are listed on my Etsy shop. If interested in one of these pieces, just send an email to maiden.kentucky@gmail.com.


Posters & Coffee Cups

While changing over my shop, I was inspired to design some accompanying pieces for my paintings. I designed a line of coffee cups as well as poster prints of some of my favorite Old Hollywood stars. Of course, we have multiple Lucy's! Add one of these prints to your collection! Check out this fantastic photo from one of my clients. She has a Lucy wall in her home! These can all be found on my Etsy shop - Maiden Kentucky.





Coffee Cups

Latest additions to my coffee cup collection include these two new Little Edie's of Grey Gardens fame. The first cup is in the floral design and the second cup features her famous swimsuit pattern as seen in the documentary.




Etsy Link: http://etsy.me/3GTIdq7

Follow Maiden Kentucky on Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram


LIFESTYLE


World Theatre Day - March 27th

What a trip down memory lane! Everyday should be World Theatre Day! In honor of World Theatre Day celebrated this month, Jeff and I took quite a walk down memory lane looking through old show pictures. What a treasure trove of people, worlds, memories, and experiences we’ve had playing all of these characters over all of these years. And what a different place we all would be in without having had the experience of live theatre.


I know we 110% would not be where we are today without it. We were two theatre geeks that first met onstage when we were cast opposite each other in a production of Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" back in 2009, Jeff as Harold Hill and me as Marion Paroo. It was love at first sight and from that show we went on to star in more than 30 shows together and were married in 2013.

Along the way, we used our theatrical backgrounds to start our two bands, opened the tea room so we could host our "tea-tre" events, and eventually create our two tribute shows, Lucy & Desi Tribute Show and The Music That Helped Win the War. Our Technicolor Life would simply not exist without theatre.


I echo Jeff saying I would never have met so many wonderful friends nor had met the love of my life if we didn’t have theatre in our lives. Here’s to the theatre, there’s nothing like getting to live a thousand different lives on the stage!



This concludes our March as we move into April in Our Technicolor Life! Please explore the website and share with friends & family! This website our one stop shop for all of our events and information. Don't forget to subscribe so you stay in the loop and check out our upcoming events section right on the home page!


Yours truly,


Carrie & Jeff


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