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Monthly Newsletter: August 2023 (No.19)

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

Fall Events

If you read last month's newsletter, we gave you a look at upcoming events for the Fall season. So you should have your calendars all set for Wednesday August 2nd at 11am because that is when our Fall events and ticket sales are announced right here on the website.


-Friday September 15th at 7pm - Lucy & Desi Tribute Show - SOLD OUT

-Sunday September 17th at 7pm - The Music That Helped Win the War 1940s Tribute Show - SOLD OUT

-Friday September 22nd - DiscoTeaque Tea at 8pm

-Friday September 29th - Halloween Murder Mystery at 8pm

-Sunday October 1st at 7pm - Hocus Pocus

-Friday October 6th at 7pm - Hocus Pocus

-Sunday October 8th at 7pm - Hocus Pocus

-Tuesday October 10th at 7pm - Haunted Mansion

-Friday October 13th at 7pm - Hocus Pocus

-Sunday October 15th at 7pm - Beetlejuice Tea & Trivia

-Friday October 20th at 7pm - Sleepy Hollow Radio Drama

-Sunday October 22nd at 7pm - Sleepy Hollow Radio Drama

-Tuesday October 26th at 7pm - Nightmare Before Christmas StoryTime

-Saturday October 28th at 7pm - Dracula Radio Drama

-Sunday October 29th at 7pm - Dracula Radio Drama


**Please read each description for each tea event for more details. Familiarize yourself with our seating chart if you are new to the tearoom and double check your order before checking out. Once your order has been placed, we cannot alter your order. There will be a lot of traffic on the site tomorrow so when in doubt refresh, refresh, refresh! And as always, all ticket sales are final, no exceptions. **


We've got soo many fun events for you all in store this October! We look forward to sharing our home with you during the spooky season! Being that we have such a full schedule of events in October, there are no private parties available that month.


In July we hosted Snow White StoryTime, our fan favorite - Not A Clue Murder Mystery, and a magical weekend of Harry Potter Birthday! Check out just a few of our pictures from these tea events!


TRAVEL

The Not So Long Trailer made its way down to Florida for a little fun in the sun! Check out all the fabulous pictures and sights along the way in our blog posts, The Not So Long Trailer Goes to Florida. Highlights include Wakulla Springs of Creature of the Black Lagoon fame, charming Apalachicola, Weeki Wachee to see the mermaids, Tarpon Springs, The Ringling Museum and more! Read about each action-packed day in our previous blog posts.



ENTERTAINMENT

It was a very musical July as well! Rosie and the Rockabillies headed to West Boggs for their annual Sweet Summer Sounds concert series. We have a ton of new tunes this summer season as we gear up for all kinds of summer festivals.



This week Rosie & the Rockabillies head back to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens for their Bourbon and Botanical Summer Concert Series. Now this event is sold out BUT we'll also be at Odon for their Old Settlers Days Saturday August 5th from 8-10pm. Make plans to join us for this exciting festival located at Odon Park 312 Park Street in charming Odon, Indiana. This will be the 138th Odon Old Settlers Festival featuring fun for the whole family including great live entertainment, amazing food, activities for kids, and more!




The Tin Pan Alley Cats has been busy arranging tunes for our many upcoming tea concerts, private bookings, and our public concerts. We spent one groovy night at Harrison Springs for their Disco night featuring songs by ABBA, America, Don McClean, Carly Simon, The BeeGees, and even a couple of songs from the King himself.



If you love music from the 1970s, we do have one last tea concert on the schedule, but hurry seating is very limited. We currently have just a few tables left for our DiscoTEAque Tea Concert taking place at The Old Capitol Tea Room Friday September 22nd at 8pm. Join us for live 1970s tunes, desserts, and tea - Disco & Desserts if you will!


Purchase tickets here:


You asked and we listened! You asked for more live music, so this summer we are hosting a bevy of tea concerts including our SpaceOddiTEA featuring all songs to do with outer space. We're hosting a Roaring 20s which is well within our wheelhouse and our favorite tunes to sing. The SpaceOddiTEA and Roaring 20s Tea Concerts are sold out but act quickly and you can grab one of our remaining tables for our DiscoTEAque Tea Concert. Mark your calendar for September 16th from 7-10pm at The Overlook in Leavenworth, Indiana for some live entertainment by The Tin Pan Alley Cats. The Overlook is a staple of Southern Indiana featuring great home cooking, excellent views of the Ohio River, cold drinks, and a fantastic atmosphere for some outdoor live tunes. We look forward to seeing you there.


The Overlook Restaurant

1153 IN-62

Leavenworth, IN 47137



While we're talking dates, go ahead and add Friday September 8th at 7pm at the Grand Ole Country Music Show to the calendar. Rosie and the Rockabillies will be performing live starting at 7pm as part of their Friday Night Concert Series!


Grand Ole Country Music Show

407 South Street

West Point, KY 40177


And we're not done yet, Rosie & The Rockabillies will also be performing at the Enchanted Forest in downtown New Albany Saturday September 23rd from 8-11pm. Grab a group of friends and make an evening out of it at the fabulous Enchanted Forest located at 45 W 1st St in downtown New Albany.



ART


The sun-kissed days of summer have infused my art studio with warmth and creativity, sparking a burst of colors on my canvas. I am excited to share my recent artistic endeavors featuring a collection of captivating Barbie. Lisa Frank, and Circus/Sideshow paintings. Each piece is a testament to the joyful and inspiring energy that the summer season brings, and I am delighted to offer them for sale on my website.


Barbie - A Timless Icon of Elegance

Drawing inspiration from the new movie and this timeless Barbie doll, my paintings pay homage to her enduring charm and elegance. With each stroke of the brush, I sought to capture her grace and charisma, presenting her in her iconic swimsuit that resonate with both nostalgia and contemporary allure. These Barbie paintings exude confidence, beauty, and empowerment, making them a perfect addition to any art collection or an enchanting gift for Barbie enthusiasts.


Lisa Frank - Embracing Whimsical Wonder

Stepping into the whimsical world of Lisa Frank's art, I delved into a realm of imagination and magic. Drawing inspiration from her vibrant and fantastical creations, my paintings reflect a playful and dreamlike aesthetic. The kaleidoscope of colors dance across the canvas, bringing to life mystical creatures, ethereal landscapes, and mesmerizing patterns. These artworks are a celebration of embracing one's inner child and finding joy in the enchantment of the world around us.


Circus/Sideshow Art - Unveiling the Extravaganza

The alure of the Circus and Sideshow has been an intriguing subject for my recent artistic exploration. Through these paintings, I've sought to capture the excitement and wonder of these captivating spectacles. The charismatic performers come alive on the canvas, inviting viewers to relish the spirit of adventure and entertainment that defines the circus world.


All the paintings in this vibrant collection are currently available for purchase on my shop. Each artwork has been crafted with love and dedication, aiming to resonate with art enthusiasts and collectors alike. Owning one of these paintings means no boring artwork and a splash of color into your living spaces, uplifting your spirits and igniting your imagination. Head over to my shop, explore this kaleidoscope of colors, and make these artworks a part of your art collection or a thoughtful gift for someone special. Happy art shopping!


ETSY SHOP:


Next up, I head to the tropics when I begin a tropical "it's 5 o'clock" beach inspired mural for a clients home bar. Stay tuned for pictures from my mural project!


LIFESTYLE

Welcome to Toytime Chronicles! My latest hobby! This is primarily for my own nostalgia merriment but I created a page for anyone else who still embraces the joy of childhood play.


At Toytime Chronicles, I celebrate the magic of imagination and the wonders of playtime that never truly fade away. This page is a nostalgic haven for all the young-at-heart souls who cherish the joy of still playing with toys.


I've always loved toys and am fortunate enough to have parents who saved everything! In the recent years of spring cleaning, I found such excitement getting some of these treasures back out of storage. With so much going on in our daily lives, it's really important to make time to play and not forget to have some fun.


If you're a toy enthusiast, you can follow my new page, ToyTime Chronocles where I plan to post lots of fun videos of toys new and old. Follow ToyTimeChronicles on Facebook and Instagram!



 

This concludes our July we move into August 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


AT A GLANCE - AUGUST EVENTS

Thursday August 3rd 7-8:45 Bourbon and Botanicals Concert - SOLD OUT

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Friday August 4th 8pm Space OddiTEA Tea Concert - SOLD OUT

Corydon, IN

Saturday August 5th 8-10pm Rosie and the Rockabillies at Odon Old Setters Day

Odon, IN


Friday August 11th 7pm Summer of Love Show & Tea - SOLD OUT

Corydon, IN


Sunday August 13th 7pm Barbie ParTEA - SOLD OUT

Corydon, IN


Tuesday August 1st 1pm Camping Critters Book Signing at The Inspired Child

Corydon, IN


Tuesday August 15th 7pm Barbie ParTEA - SOLD OUT

Corydon, IN

Friday August 18th 7pm Elvis Tea - SOLD OUT

Corydon, IN


Sunday August 20th 7pm Elvis Tea - SOLD OUT

Corydon, IN


Friday August 25th 8pm Capitol Club Muder Mystery - SOLD OUT

Corydon, IN


Thursday August 31st Private Party Booking at The Old Capitol Tea Room - Not Open to Public

Corydon, IN







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