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Monthly Newsletter: April 2024 (No. 27)

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.


The tea room is back in action this month and we have a lot of sold out events upon the original ticket release date. But, if you are looking to come to a tea event this spring and summer, we did add a few more events to the calendar.

We currently have 1 table for for our brand new theme, Woody's Round Up hosted by Woody and Jessie complete with a western sing along. Join us Friday June 21st at 7pm for Woody's Round Up!

We have 1 table left for our Summer of Love Flower Power Tea Party hosted by Sonny and Cher. If you are a 60s music lover at all, this is the event for you full of groovy tunes and hits from the 1960s where a few other guests make an appearance in addition to Sonny and Cher. This makes for a fabulous evening out with friends with lots of great live music, full tea party experience, and a very fun way to dress up in theme. This event is Friday June 28th at 7pm.

And if you're looking for just a traditional afternoon tea party, no theme, just a relaxing chance to catch up with friends over tea, we've got a few tables left for our Tuesday Afternoon Tea Party July 16th at 1pm.

Gazebo Concerts

New to the calendar this season, we are hosting gazebo concerts in the tea garden, weather permitting, otherwise inside. These will be held on Wednesday evenings this summer so you can enjoy a mid work week celebration with live music, selection of desserts, and ice teas. Join us for enchanting evenings under the stars The Old Capitol Tea Room Gazebo Concerts this summer!

Mark your calendars for May 29th, July 3rd, and July 31st, as we bring you three unforgettable Wednesday nights filled with live music, delightful desserts, and refreshing iced tea in our charming tea garden.

Tickets are just $20 per person for an hour-long experience that promises to be a symphony of sights and sounds. Immerse yourself in the magic of live performances while surrounded by the serene beauty of our tea garden.Don't miss out on this perfect blend of music, ambiance, and sweet treats!

May 29th is our evening of Billy Joel and Elton John tunes.


July 3rd is the perfect excuse for a sing along with our Disney music evening with songs from your favorite Disney movies!


July 31st is our Blast from the Past evening of live music featuring hits from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

‼️ Mark your calendars for Wednesday July 31st at 11am for the ticket sales for our September-December tea events! This will include our Halloween and Holiday tea events so save the date and be ready to grab your tickets. ‼️


What a special and exciting visit to Atlanta!

We drove down to catch the Atlanta stop for Angel & Dick Strawbridge’s Dare To Do It Tour!!

We have been “Escape to the Chateau” fans since the show started in 2015. Angel and Dick almost feel like family - even though we had never met. Perhaps they just seemed SO familiar to us, because we have so much in common. The similarities between them and us are a bit uncanny.

I first fell in love with Angel when she was still in England running her Vintage Patisserie business. She sparked my desire to start my own tea room. Her creativity and love of the vintage aesthetic were two obvious traits we shared. I bought her book “The Vintage Tea Party” and found even more common ground. It was motivation for me to start my own tea room. Her husband,Dick, and Jeff are also very similar. They are both so adept at tackling both huge and small build projects. They are also very close to the same age, with Angel and I close as well. They have been married for just under ten years. We have been married for just over ten.

I could point out several other similarities, but the fact is they feel so very familiar, so meeting them for the first time was just magical. It was like meeting a sister that only in recent years discovered that I had.

If you are not familiar with their series “Escape to the Chateau”, I highly encourage you to check it out. It is lovely, creative, fun, and highly entertaining. I could talk at length about how much their show has meant to me. Jeff and I are getting ready to rewatch the entire series again, since the show has just recently ended.

Thank you Angel and Dick for being so warm, welcoming and kind to us and ALL of your fans who showed up in Atlanta! It was magical!


Come see us in Granville, TN!

Everything is now final for Mayberry Lucy Festvial in Granville, TN! It will be Thursday-Sunday April 11th-14th. We’ll be there with our Not So Long Trailer, performing our Lucy & Desi tribute show a couple of times that day.

ALSO, Keith Thibodeaux (Little Ricky) will once again be at the festival this year! He is, of course, the last surviving cast member from I Love Lucy. Keith talks about his experience on the show and his life after I Love Lucy. He also shows off his talents on the drums!

Granville, TN is located just 90 miles east of Nashville and 36 miles northwest of Cookeville, TN.

It’s a fun and charming little town that is known as “Tennessee’s Mayberry Town”.

We hope to see some of you there!


Get ‘em while the gettin’ is good! It’s getting closer to the big 150th Derby extravaganza and I've been busy creating one of a kind hats and fascinators. If you're hosting a Derby party, heading to the track, or just want to add a fun chapeau to your collection, I've got you covered.

Our Technicolor Life Podcast

One thing we get asked a lot is why don't you guys have your own show? Well as much as we would love that, it has yet to happen or maybe the right person hasn't seen us yet so in the meantime, we decided to start a podcast! You can now listen to us every Tuesday chatting about the goings on of Our Technicolor Life. We talk tea, travel, entertainment, art, and upcoming events. We also answer questions you ask us! Drop us a question on our podcast page. You can listen to each episode on our podcast channel and if you have an Apple phone, you can now find us on Apple Podcast, just look for Our Technicolor Life.

Ask Us A Question:

This concludes our March as we move into the April! Thank you for stopping by and exploring Our Technicolor Life! Please check out all the features of the website from our Tea, Travel, Entertainment, Art, and Podcast Channels. This is our one stop shop website for all 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

Upcoming Events - At A Glance

Tuesday April 2nd - Lucy and Desi Tribute Show Tea Party - Sold Out

Corydon, IN.

Friday April 5th - Be Our Guest Tea Party - Sold Out

Corydon, IN.

Sunday April 7th - Be Our Guest Tea Party - Sold Out

Corydon, IN.

Thursday - Sunday April 11th-14th Mayberry Lucy Fesitval

Granville, TN.

Tuesday April 16th - Tuesday Afternoon Tea Party - Sold Out

Corydon, IN.

Friday April 19th - Harry Potter Tea Party - Sold Out

Corydon, IN.

Sunday April 21st - Harry Potter Tea Party - Sold Out

Corydon, IN.

Tuesday April 23rd - The Music That Helped Win the War Tea Party - Sold Out Corydon, IN.

Friday April 26th - Deadly Derby Murder Mystery - Sold Out

Corydon, IN.

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