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Monthly Newsletter: May 2022 (No. 4)

Thank you for joining us here at Our Technicolor Life!

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

We have a lot of new subscribers and we wanted to welcome everyone and thank you for following us! For those new to Our Technicolor Life, we are a husband-and-wife team that lives a vintage lifestyle and has a passion for the arts. We entertain, sing, travel, create, and host tea parties out of our historic home. Follow along each channel - tea, travel, entertainment, art, lifestyle, and more that make up Our Technicolor Life.


Our garden ought to look pretty good in May with all of the showers we hosted in April! At least by proxy right? We hosted several bridal showers this past month through our private party bookings for celebrations at The Old Capitol Tea Room. 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 tea room 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.

If you are interested in more information about our private parties, please visit our private party information page where we've spent a lot of time and effort to make sure we've got all the details for you. It's also has many pictures & videos of previous private parties so you can see the set up.

Private parties are not themed like our public tea parties but a chance for you to host a special occasion or celebration with friends and family. If you would like your tea party themed, we have limited themes available as an add on package. *Sorry, we do not offer Murder Mystery or Grinch private parties.

To schedule a private party, please fill out our private party form and we will check the schedule for availability.

Our next private party availability starts in August. April, May, June, and July available weekends have all been booked. You can see dates that have already been booked on our handy dandy Upcoming Events calendar. As we move along into the Fall & Winter season, we have many themes scheduled for the months October - December. If you are interested in hosting a private party during October-December, we are offering weekday and weeknight bookings. Weekends during October-December are scheduled for our numerous seasonal and Holiday events. Stay tuned to our Upcoming Events page as we will begin sharing dates for the rest of the season. Tickets will not be on sale at this point but you’ll have save the dates and information when tickets go on sale.

April saw the return of fan favorite, our Be Our Guest Tea Party. The house was full of Belles…SO many beautiful Belles. And…a Beast. We love hosting this event even if the Beast is all paws when it comes to helping serve the tea. Check out all of the adorable Belles!

We also saw the return of our Murder Mystery tea parties and after a two year hiatus from our interactive murder mysteries, we are thrilled to be hosting a new and improved murder mystery format. In April, we hosted our Not A Clue Murder Mystery. It was such a lively and entertaining crowd that took lots of detailed notes in helping to solve the murder and provided lots of laughs as well. Our next Murder Mystery, Murder at the Capitol Club Friday June 15th is sold out but we’ll announce our August date soon.

If you are interested in booking one of our Murder Mystery Shows, we are now offering Murder Mystery Bookings. These bookings are for the interactive murder mystery show and cast. Host a Murder Mystery Party and book the Old Capitol Crew of actors to turn your average get-together into an unforgettable experience everyone can be a part of. Your murder mystery party is a themed event where your guests dress up to match an era or a genre. We will perform our Murder Mystery Show while you and your guests work together to solve a fictitious murder which will occur during the party. We come to you and our murder mystery parties are an immersive experience. We arrive fully costumed and you are encouraged to do the same! We provide additional props, music, & clothing pertaining to the Mystery. Perfect for corporate events, team building events, large celebrations, & civic groups.

You’ll witness and participate in our Murder Mystery Q&A session with our lead detective and see if you can solve the murder. For pricing and booking availability, please email Travel fees may apply.

May, June, & most of July is sold out for our public tea events. We currently have 3 tables available for our Moulin Rouge themed tea party featuring LIVE music by the Tin Pan Alley Cats Friday July 29th at 7pm. Get your tickets here.

We also have tables for new theme, Moulin Rouge Friday July 29th at 7pm featuring live music by the Tin Pan Alley Cats and of course some favorite songs from the movie, Moulin Rouge. A great excuse to dress up and have tea in the green fairy lounge.

Tables are first come, first served. Simply click on the event you'd like to attend, select your table, and add to cart where you will be prompted to check out. The tables are on a time limit so they will not stay in your cart past 20 minutes. You may need to refresh the event page if there are multiple guests checking out. Please check out promptly when purchasing your table.

Just a reminder that all tickets for our public themed teas are now being sold in the form of table sales. Prices are still the same as they always have been but the system has been streamlined so now you can...

1) See and directly purchase tables for public teas events available at all times.

2) Have more advanced notice for when public tea parties are being hosted.

3) Select your table.



Granville, TN. Annual Mayberry-Lucy Festival

We had another great Mayberry-Lucy Day festival in Historic Granville, Tennessee! It was SO cold the entire day, UNTIL the final event and then the winds died down and the sun actually came out! Still, in spite of the rain, wind and the cold, it was fun day reconnecting with friends and making new ones!

(BTW, it took a whole bottle of Vitameatavegamin to thaw out.)

It was an honor bringing a little Lucy love to the event!

Our Friday night included dinner with some of the invited guests including Keith Thibodeaux. Keith and his wife, Kathy, are just two of the kindest and warmest people you will ever meet. Keith, of course, played Little Ricky on I Love Lucy and Johnny Paul on The Andy Griffith Show.

Check out our shop to get some Not So Long Trailer merch! We have keychains, hand painted shoes, postcards, stickers, tote bags, Fab Four peg dolls, our Lucy & Desi combo pack of looseleaf teas, and more!

And…on the way home. We finally stopped!! I can’t even count the number of times we have driven by Dinosaur World on I-65 at the Cave City exit in Kentucky - always talking about stopping by, but never taking the time to do so.

This time we did!! And, I have got to say, we both were highly impressed with this kitschy roadside attraction. There are a LOT of really cool dinosaurs! Their website boasts over 150 life-size replicas. We didn’t count. But, there are a LOT!

We paid $30 as a couple and totally feel like we got our money’s worth! If you have kids that are dino-crazy, you need to make the trip! AND, there are three in the US! There is a Dinosaur World in both TX (Glen Rose) and Florida (Plant City), in addition to the one in Cave City, KY.

The Cave City location is open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 8:30-5 CST.

In the words of Jimmy JJ Walker, it is Dino-mite!

Wild Lights at the Zoo

Every now and then, we actually get a night for an honest to goodness “date” night!

We had a great dinner at Varanese in Louisville and then headed over to the zoo for their “Wild Lights” lantern display! This traveling larger-than-life display is amazing!! The display is open to the public Thursday thru Sunday nights from 6:30-11:30. The lantern art is so rich in color and light and features insects and animals from all around the work. Tickets are $20/age 3 & up. Two and under are free. Parking is an additional charge of $6.

We had been waiting for things to warm up a bit before going and when we purchased the tickets (advance tickets are necessary) we thought surely it would be warmer. Not really. But, we still had a great time and absolutely loved walking the zoo under the full Pink Moon.

The display runs thru June 5 at the Louisville Zoo.