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Monthly Newsletter: August 2022 (No. 7)

This is the seventh newsletter and monthly feature highlighting events, happenings, and general news of all channels of Our Technicolor Life.

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 varies needs of the multi-dimensional rail transportation industry. By day, Carrie is a painter, illustrator, and author creating murals, portraits, prints, wearable art, and children's book illustrations.

After closing up shop for the day, Jeff and Carrie host themed tea parties out of their 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 July tea room events saw the return of some fan favorites as well as some new themes! We hosted our annual Pirates and Mermaids tea party hosted by Captain Hook and we added a new theme of Under the Sea Sing Along hosted by Ariel. We also introduced a new theme featuring everyone's favorite bad guys with a Villains Tea & Trivia hosted by Captain Hook and Cruella de Ville!

Towards the end of the month, we introduced another new theme to our sing along repertoire with a Moulin Rouge sing along tea party! Satine and Christian made an appearance singing such songs as "Sparking Diamond," "Come What May," "Elephant Love Medley," and of course "Lady Marmalade."

Our tea events are great excuses to play dress up and its so much fun to see and hear how much our guest love to dress up in theme. Speaking of dressing up, one of most common things we hear is how much guests love to dress up for our murder mystery events. They are usually themed by decade or a specific attired theme and you help play detective and help us solve the mystery. The next Murder Mystery will kick off our jam-packed holiday months of October - December and will be Friday September 30th. This mystery is a return of fan-favorite "Quoth the Raven, Nevermore" our tribute to the spooky season with an Edgar Allen Poe séance murder mystery. Tickets are on sale now for this murder mystery event.

The end of July always brings about a special celebration tea - Harry Potter's Birthday! July 31st is always Harry Potter Birthday Tea Party complete with a little Owls exam for all of the students attending. This event was hosted by Professor Dumbledore, Trelawney, McGonagall, and Hagrid.

In addition to themed tea events, we host private parties for groups of 10 or more weekday or weekends based on schedule availability. Our private parties are a great way to have the full tearoom experience with your family and friends. We frequently host bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, book clubs, church meetings, appreciation celebrations, or just an excuse to play tea party with your own group. To schedule a private party, please fill out our private party form and we will check the schedule for availability.

The tearoom is closed the month of September. Our private party availability October - December is very limited on weekends with the public tea events on schedule, but we are happy to look into weekday or weeknight private party dates during October, November, & December months. Please note our peak season policy for private party bookings on weekends. During the months of October, November, and December we host the bulk of our main themed tea events making scheduling private parties a little tricky. If you are are interested in a private party during these months the cost is $30/person and the booking fee is $100. We often have two teas already scheduled on these weekends and adding a private party makes for a quick turnaround in preparation, set up, and tear down. We have a lot of events on the schedule for October, November, and December. Tickets tend to sell quickly so if you see one you would like to attend, don't delay, grab a table when the events go live. You can find all of our events on the Home page under Home to the drop down tab of Upcoming Events. Scroll each month to see what's on the calendar and click RSVP to see the full details and what tickets are available.

Find Upcoming Events Tutorial

Upcoming Tea Parties: SOLD OUT Flower Power Sing Along Tea Friday August 12th at 7pm

SOLD OUT Breakfast at Tea-ffany's Tea

Sunday August 14th at 3pm

SOLD OUT Musical Monday Sound of Music Sing Along Tea Monday August 15th at 7pm

Private Party Booked at The Old Capitol Tea Room

Saturday August 20th

Private Party Booked at The Old Capitol Tea Room

Sunday August 21st

SOLD OUT Harry Potter Tea & Trivia Tuesday Tuesday August 23rd at 7pm

SOLD OUT Snow White Story Time Tea

Saturday August 27th at 3pm

Private Party Booked at The Old Capitol Tea Room

Sunday August 28th

Musical Monday TCT Taking Care of Tea Elvis Sing Along Monday August 29th at 7pm

Quoth the Raven, Nevermore Murder Mystery

Friday September 30th at 8pm

Ghost Walk - Details/Tickets TBA

Tuesday October 4th

SOLD OUT Beetlejuice Tea & Trivia

Sunday October 9th at 7pm

Sleepy Hollow Radio Show and Tea

Friday October 14th at 7pm

SOLD OUT Dracula Radio Show and Tea

Sunday October 16th at 7pm

Addams Family Tea & Trivia

Tuesday October 18th at 7pm

SOLD OUT Hocus Pocus Tea

Friday October 21st at 7pm

Private Party Booked at The Old Capitol Tea Room

Saturday October 22nd at 3pm

SOLD OUT Hocus Pocus Tea

Sunday October 23rd at 7pm

SOLD OUT Hocus Pocus Tea

Friday October 28th at 7pm

The Music That Helped Win the War

Tribute Show to WW2 Tea Party

Friday November 11th at 7pm

*55 minute show and tea party

Private Party Booked at The Old Capitol Tea Room

Sunday November 13th at 1pm

Murder Mystery - Details/Tickets TBA

Friday November 18th at 8pm

Polar Express Story Time

Friday November 25th at 7pm

Polar Express Story Time

Sunday November 27th at 7pm

Grinch Story Time

Friday December 2nd at 7pm

Grinch Story Time