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Monthly Newsletter: September 2023 (No.20)


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.


Adventures Await

After our workday concludes, the real excitement begins! Our historic home, known as The Old Capitol Tea Room, transforms into a hub of themed tea parties that transport us and our guests to different eras and worlds. From the glitz and glamour of the 1920s to the groovy vibes of the 1960s, we've hosted an array of captivating events this past month that ignite the senses and spark joy.


Speaking of our musical passions, our bands are another cornerstone of Our Technicolor Life. Rosie & the Rockabillies, a vivacious 1950s-style band, and The Tin Pan Alley Cats, a toe-tapping 1920s-style ensemble, allow us to spread our love for music and nostalgia far and wide.


TEA

Tea Adventures in August

Under our beloved TEA channel, August was nothing short of a whirlwind! Our tea parties were in full swing, creating unforgettable memories for all who attended. We kicked off the month with a SpaceOddiTEA-themed tea party that had everyone jamming to the delightful tunes of The Tin Pan Alley Cats. A Summer of Love tea party followed, complete with iconic figures like Sonny & Cher, Janis Joplin, and John Lennon making surprise appearances to pay homage to the 1960s' greatest hits.


Of course, we couldn't resist paying tribute to the King himself. Two Elvis-themed tea parties brought the spirit of rock 'n' roll to The Old Capitol Tea Room not to mention the cutest little Elvis ever. And who could forget the two Barbie parties, where C'mon Barbie Let's Go ParTEA became the rallying cry for a fun and fabulous time? Not gonna lie, I'm really excited to have my very own Barbie box at home now. Jeff did an incredible job with building it.


As the month drew to a close, we unveiled the eagerly anticipated Murder at the Capitol Club, a 1920s-themed mystery that had everyone on the edge of their seats. We were thrilled to welcome guests from as far as Nashville, TN, who joined us in solving the captivating puzzle. We met these lovely ladies a few years ago when performing our Lucy & Desi Tribute Show in Granville, TN. for the annual Mayberry Lucy Festival and they made the road trip all the way to Corydon for the mystery and looked absolutely fabulous doing so!


Space OddiTEA


Summer of Love Tea Party


C'mon Barbie Let's Go ParTEA


TCT Takin' Care of Tea Elvis Tea Party


Murder at The Capitol Club 1920s Murder Mystery


Also meet our newest employee! The tea room has an official greeter now…everyone meet Teacup!!! 💕🐈‍⬛💕


Tea Time Delights: Upcoming Events and Unveilings


Amidst the colorful tapestry of our Technicolor Life, the Tea channel continues to be a source of enchantment and delight. We're thrilled to share a sneak peek into the exciting happenings that await in the realm of tea and entertainment.


Disco Fever and Fall Teas

For all the music aficionados, our Discoteque 70s Tea Concert is just around the corner! Join us on Friday, September 22nd, at 8 PM, for a groovy evening that pays tribute to the iconic 70s era. There's still time to secure your spot, so dust off your dancing shoes and be prepared for a night of nostalgia.



As we transition into the cozy embrace of fall, our tea events are filling up quickly. Don't miss your chance to experience the enchantment of our Sleepy Hollow Radio Show on Friday, October 20th, and Saturday, October 21st. And for those who revel in the world of the supernatural, mark your calendars for the Dracula Radio Show on Saturday, October 28th, and Sunday, October 29th. There are only a few tables left, so secure your tickets now for these captivating performances. Visit our website to purchase your tickets and secure your spot.




Unveiling Holiday Magic

Mark a special date on your calendar – Wednesday, September 6th, at 11 AM. We're excited to announce our lineup of holiday tea parties that promise to infuse the season with magic and merriment. Look forward to Polar Express story time, Grinch story time, a heartwarming Christmas Carol radio drama, and a festive White Christmas sing-along. Make sure to visit our website for ticket availability.







Scroll our calendar to November and December, then click on the event you are interested in for tickets and event details.


As we venture into the upcoming months, we're thrilled to have you alongside us on this remarkable journey. Thank you for being a part of Our Technicolor Life, and we can't wait to share these tea-infused adventures and experiences with you.


TRAVEL

Travel Adventures: A Summer of Picnics and Fair Delights


Our Travel channel has been a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences. This summer, we carved out a few precious days to bask in the simple pleasures of life, embarking on delightful escapades that filled our hearts with joy.


One of the highlights was the St. Joe's Picnic, an August tradition that holds a special place in our hearts. This event, held in Louisville, serves as a fundraiser for St. Joe's Orphanage. As we strolled through the bustling event, it felt like stepping into a scene from the classic movie "Pollyanna." And to add to the magic, this year brought an unexpected surprise – I won a charming Kewpie doll at one of the game booths, making it a memory to cherish.



But that was just the beginning of our summer odyssey. Our next stop was the Indiana State Fair, a place that had been on our radar for quite some time. For me, it was a maiden voyage, while Jeff's memories from previous years only fueled his excitement. Little did we know that this fair would spoil us for all future state fairs!


Set against the bustling backdrop of Indianapolis, the Indiana State Fair unfolded as a day of pure delight. We immersed ourselves in the kaleidoscope of flavors, indulging in all the fair treats that make these events truly iconic. I particularly loved the giant bubble tower, the aninl farm complete With mini horses and mini donkeys, feeding the Billy goats, the incredibly basketball exhibit, the Chuck Taylor in a huge box car display. We hopped on rides, with the double-decker carousel stealing my heart and giving us a new definition of joy. I think I rode 3 different carousels multiple times along the midway so I was a very happy camper.


Exploring the myriad exhibits, we found ourselves captivated by the displays that showcased the heart and soul of Indiana. The midway beckoned, tempting us to try our luck at various games that brought out our competitive spirits. We both agreed to set up the bottle and fishing line game in the backyard so we can be practicing all year before we head back next year. It looks so simple and yet defeated us every time! And as the sun began to set, we were treated to a musical spectacle – the Happy Together tour in concert featuring such acts as Little Anthony, Gary Puckett, and The Turtles.


However, the pinnacle of our day came when we encountered a piece of cinematic history. The team bus from the movie "Hoosiers" stood before us, and fate smiled upon us as we struck up a conversation with its owner. To our astonishment, we were invited to ride in the bus during the evening parade. Jeff even had the honor of occupying Gene Hackman's seat, an experience that truly made our Technicolor hearts swell with awe and gratitude.


As we reflect on these sun-soaked moments and unforgettable encounters, we're reminded once again of the magic that lies within each adventure.



ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment Extravaganza: Music, Mystery, and More!


As we dive into the vibrant channel of entertainment within Our Technicolor Life, we're thrilled to share the electrifying moments that filled the air this August. Our band, Rosie & the Rockabillies, took center stage at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens for the enchanting Bourbon and Botanical series. The rhythm of the music merged seamlessly with the lush surroundings, creating an unforgettable evening of melodies and magic. If you've not experienced the magic of Yew Dell Gardens, treat yourself to a day of roaming the grounds and do not miss the charming fairy garden.



But that was just the beginning. Our journey continued as we headed to Odon, Indiana, for their Old Settlers Day Festival. The melodies of Rosie & the Rockabillies resonated through the festival, adding an extra layer of joy to the festivities. We met so many wonderful folks at this festival and I left with a lot of scrumptious cinnamon rolls!



Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Gigs

September is brimming with exciting performances, and we can't wait to share the music with you! Join us on Friday, September 1st, as we wrap up the First Friday summer concert series in downtown Corydon, IN. Bicentennial Park will be alive with music, fun, food trucks, and so much more from 7 to 9 PM. It's the perfect way to kick off your weekend with a musical bang.



On Friday, September 8th, we'll be making our way to West Point, KY, for another concert series with the Grand Ole Country Music Show. The melodies will fill the air, and the energy will be infectious.


And don't miss out on Saturday, September 23rd, as we transform the Enchanted Forest in New Albany into a musical wonderland from 8 to 11 PM. Mark your calendars and be prepared for a night of enchantment.


The Tin Pan Alley Cats: A Symphony of Sounds

Meanwhile, our Tin Pan Alley Cats will be at The Overlook restaurant in Leavenworth, IN, on Saturday, September 16th. This picturesque venue overlooking the Ohio River promises an evening of live music, delicious food, and memorable moments.



The Tin Pan Alley Cats also made an appearance at Harrison Springs hosting a night of groovy 70s tunes for their Disco Night! Elton Jeff, Janis, and even Elvis made an appearance. We had a huge turnout and were so glad to have so many dancing and singing along to some great live music.



New Horizons at The Magnolia

We're beyond excited to announce our partnership with a new events venue, The Magnolia, located at 318 W Lewis & Clark Pkwy in Clarksville, IN. This collaboration opens the door to three incredible shows this year, starting with our Lucy & Desi Tribute Show on Thursday, September 14th. If you missed out before, here's your chance to catch this remarkable tribute as part of a delightful dinner and a show offering.


Looking ahead, join us on Thursday, October 12th, for our fan-favorite "Quoth the Raven Nevermore" Edgar Allan Poe Murder Mystery. The mysterious and macabre await in a night of immersive entertainment.

And finally, make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, December 7th, as we bring you our Christmas Carol Radio Drama. The holiday spirit will come alive through the magic of sound and storytelling.


For more details and to stay updated on our upcoming performances, visit celebrateatthemagnolia.com.



Polar Express and Grinch Story Time Bookings

I can't believe it's time to talk about Christmas activities but here we are! Our Polar Express and Grinch Story Times are specially curated to bring the magic of these beloved tales to life. Due to high demand and our limited schedule, we’ve reserved exclusive dates for these live performances.




Polar Express Story Time:

Join us on Tuesday, December 19th, for an unforgettable journey aboard the Polar Express. This immersive experience includes 2 costume characters, captivating audio, immersive backdrops, and an interactive reading that will transport you to the North Pole. Each time slot allows for approximately an hour and a half, which covers load-in, the performance, load-out, and travel time to the next location. Rough time estimation: load in is 30 minutes , story time is 30 minutes, and load out is 30 minutes. We have a maximum of 3 bookings for this date!


Grinch Story Time:

Embrace the holiday spirit with the Grinch Story Time on Wednesday, December 20th. This immersive experience comes complete with 2 costume characters, captivating audio, immersive backdrops, and an interactive reading that brings the Grinch’s world to life! We book in time slots to allow for load in, story time, and load out. Similar to our Polar Express event, each time slot allows for approximately an hour and a half in between bookings. Rough time estimation: load in is 30 mins, story time is 30 mins, and load out is 30 mins. We can accommodate a maximum of 3 bookings for this enchanting experience.


Don’t miss this opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones through our captivating story times. If interested in booking, please fill out the booking form below and send to ourtechnicolorlife@gmail.com. We will send our pricing information. Due to the back-to-back shows, bookings will be booked via logistics, time, and travel from Corydon. We look forward to bringing the magic of these stories to life for you! We will send you


🎄🌟 Booking Form 🌟🎄

Name:

Contact Number:

Email Address:

Preferred Story Time (Polar Express/Grinch):

Preferred Date and Time:


ART

🎃 Artistry in August: A Spooky Update! 🎨

After that crazy heat spell we had locally and even being a summer gal, I found myself really excited for Fall. When the air grows crisper and the leaves start to fall, I'm going to be ready to dive headfirst into the enchanting world of Halloween, my favorite holiday.


In August, even with it being in the mid 90s for weeks at a time, I stayed cool delving into the realm of vintage Halloween decor, bringing forth an array of captivating creations that are bound to set the perfect eerie ambiance for the upcoming spooky season.


Canvas and foam board came alive and I am so happy to finally be making these creations. I've always heard you should just paint what you love, and I love Halloween - especially vintage Halloween. Using both canvas and a new medium of foam board, I crafted an array of decorations that seamlessly blend vintage charm with modern convenience. the foam makes for a great option as it's lightweight and easy to display. Hanging up these unique pieces couldn't be easier, ensuring your space is adorned with a touch of Halloween magic.



Etsy Extravaganza:

Discover the bewitching collection of available pieces on Etsy. From hauntingly delightful canvas art to foam board wonders, there's something for every Halloween enthusiast. 🧙‍♀️🕷️ Check out the entire collection here: 🛍️Etsy: https://etsy.me/3GTIdq7


Hocus Pocus Tea Events:

Prepare for a season of enchantment with the newly designed coffee mugs inspired by the classic "Hocus Pocus." Whether you're Team Sanderson or have a favorite sister, these mugs are a must-have for your spooky sipping adventures. ☕ Get your favorite sister mug on Etsy too! 🛍️Etsy: https://etsy.me/3GTIdq7



Pumpkin Carving Spectacular:

Anticipation is building as our artist gears up for the annual Iroquois Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular. This marks their third year as a featured artist, and this year's theme promises to be a delightful fusion of art and our favorite spooky lifestyle. Stay tuned for mesmerizing creations that will light up your Halloween nights!



A Dollhouse of Shadows:

Intrigue and mystery are unfolding as I attempt another bucket list art project. I'm

breathing new, eerie life into an old dollhouse. Years of yearning for a haunted dollhouse are finally being realized, and the perfect dollhouse, discovered at a peddler's mall, is undergoing a transformation that will leave you spellbound. Keep an eye out for the grand reveal of this haunted masterpiece.


As the winds whisper of things unseen and the moon casts an enchanting glow, I plan to deck out this creation to evoke the spirit of Halloween in captivating ways and be on display during our Halloween tea events. With each tiny stroke of the brush and each pumpkin placed, a world of wonder and spookiness comes alive. Embrace the magic as the season of chills and thrills draws near! 🌙👻



Story Time with Camping Critters

We had our first reading of Camping Critters:

Lucy and Ricky Raccoon Buy a Camper at The Inspired Child in downtown Corydon. If you are interested in ordering a copy of our very first children's book and first in the series Camping Critters, these books are now available on Amazon. I also illustrated a Lucy coloring book! Order both copies today using the links below.


📚🦝Camping Critters:


🎨 🖍️The Lucy Coloring Book:



LIFESTYLE

🌈 Embrace the Spectrum: Uniting Our Social Presence! 📱

You might have noticed some exciting changes on our social media platforms recently. We've been hard at work behind the scenes, and we're thrilled to announce a transformation that will make your lives, and ours, so much more colorful and connected.



🎉 Welcome to "Our Technicolor Life"! 🎨

In a world brimming with events, dates, gigs, and all the captivating moments that make life truly extraordinary, keeping track of it all can be quite the challenge. We heard you, and we're excited to introduce a solution that makes staying in the loop easier than ever before. Drumroll, please... We've merged all our social media pages into one vibrant hub: "Our Technicolor Life".


Why the Merge?

The decision to combine our various channels was rooted in the desire to create a seamless, unified experience for all of our wonderful followers. Instead of navigating through separate pages for each aspect of our vibrant content, now you can find everything in one place. Say goodbye to the hassle of hopping between different platforms!


🌐 Where to Find Us:

Whether you're a fan of captivating short videos on TikTok, stunning visuals on Instagram, or staying connected on Facebook, we've got you covered. You'll find us radiating positivity and sharing the diverse spectrum of life on all three platforms under the name "Our Technicolor Life".


What to Expect:

Rest assured, the content you've come to love and cherish will continue to flourish under our new unified banner. From heartwarming stories to exciting event schedules, from mesmerizing pictures to insightful shares, it's all here, waiting to brighten up your virtual world.


Stay Connected:

Join us in this exciting new chapter as we paint the canvas of "Our Technicolor Life" with the hues of experiences, emotions, and connections. Hit that follow button and become a part of our unified community, where life's many shades converge to form a breathtaking masterpiece.


Thank you for being a part of our colorful journey. We can't wait to share more adventures, artistry, music, and tea with you in the coming months. Stay tuned for more Technicolor excitement!


Wishing you technicolor dreams,

Jeff and Carrie Ketterman


This concludes our August we move into September 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!


AT A GLANCE - SEPTEMBER EVENTS

🗓️Friday September 1st

First Friday Rosie & the Rockabillies 7-9pm Bicentennial Park

Corydon, IN.


🗓️ SOLD OUT Sunday September 3rd

Gone With the Wind Tea Party

The Old Capitol Tea Room

Corydon, IN.


🗓️ Wednesday September 6th 11am

Holiday Events Go Live on the Website


🗓️Friday September 8th 7-9pm

Rosie & the Rockabillies at the Grand Ole Country Music Show Summer Concert

West Point, KY


🗓️ SOLD OUT Saturday September 9th 8pm

The Roaring 20s Tea Concert

The Old Capitol Tea Room

Corydon, IN.


🗓️Thursday September 14th Lucy & Desi Tribute Show at The Magnolia

Dinner and a Show 6-9pm

Tickets Available

The Magnolia 318 W Lewis & Clark Pkwy

Clarksville, IN.


🗓️SOLD OUT Friday September 15th Lucy & Desi Tribute Show Tea Party

The Old Capitol Tea Room

Corydon, IN.


🗓️Saturday September 16th Tin Pan Alley Cats Play The Overlook Time TBA

The Overlook Restaurant

Leavenworth, IN.


🗓️SOLD OUT Sunday September 17th The Music That Helped Win the War 1940s Tribute Show Tea Party

The Old Capitol Tea Room

Corydon, IN.


🗓️ Friday September 22nd DiscoTEAque 70s Tea Concert at 8pm

The Old Capitol Tea Room

Corydon, IN.


🗓️Saturday September 23rd Rosie & the Rockabillies at the Enchanted Forest 8-11pm

New Albany, IN.


🗓️SOLD OUT Friday September 29th Murder at the Haunted Manse Murder Mystery

The Old Capitol Tea Room

Corydon, IN.







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