Painting, Products, Classes and News from Johanne Cassia
September 2010
In This Dab of Paint...
The Little Red House
Historic Travelers
Our First Shop Tent Sale!
Open House Invitation

The Little Red House
Did you know that the Hall-Haskell house was slated to be knocked down in the late 80"s? Now, it is the Ipswich Tourist Center.
Bill and Lee Nelson invited us to show our home on the "House Tour" a years ago. I painted "Autumn Buggy Ride" for that occasion. Frank and I are in the buggy going for autumn ride.

Read more about the Hall-Haskell House.
Dear Reader,

We all lead very busy lives and this newsletter helps us stay connected to you.  By now, you know that Frank and I are managing 3 businesses under our company name Olde Ipswich. We have the Rogers and Brown House B&B, Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery and Johanne's, Studio in the Barn. Lots to do all of the time.
We are very fortunate that the world comes to us. Frank and I have the unique opportunity to meet people from every walk of life and from every continent.  Most visitors come to celebrate the happiest moments of their lives. Managing a B&B is much work, but meeting and talking with the guests makes it all so worth the effort.
As the end of summer nears, we look forward to the change of season. It has been a long hot summer and the gardens are wilting. But, we look forward the splendor of fall in New England. How fortunate we are to have such dramatic changes in season.
We are planning much for our fall season. We are getting ready for a major shop tent clearance sale. We are sorting through our inventory and we have many treasures that will be ready for sale on Saturday, September 11, at 9:00 pm.  Our plan is to sell all of the sale inventory and ready ourselves for our "Open House Party" on Saturday, October 16.

A pumpkin carving contest is in the works for open house party. We plan to have lots of fun and lots of refreshments at our open house party.  We look forward to seeing you and hope you will bring many friends to join in the fun.


Historic Travelers
We have the priviledge of meeting so many incredible people who come to stay at the Rogers & Brown House. We wish we could tell you the story of all our wonderful guests. Just this month we hosted guests from England, Florida and Northern Ireland.
One couple, Hazel & Colin made the journey to Ipswich from Northern Ireland to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. They came to walk in the footsteps of Anne Bradstreet. Their friend Faith Cook authored the book, Anne Bradstreet, Pilgrim and Poet. The book tells the story of Anne's life and her journey to Massachusetts with her husband, Simon Bradstreet. In the book, Faith describes Anne's love for her husband by using Anne's own words in her renowned love poem. Here are the first lines of Anne's love poem:

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee:
if ever wife was happy in a man,
compare with me, ye woman, if you can.
These words describe Hazel and Colin. They describe many that we know and love. Thank you Hazel and Colin for our copy of the book. Safe journey home.
Our First Shop Tent Sale!
We are planning a "Tent Clearance Sale" on September 11 at 9:00 pm. We are sorting through our great inventory and selecting many items that will on sale under the tent. We will have red tagged merchandise for sale in the barn also.
Open House Invitation
You are invited to our "Open House Party" on Saturday, October 16, from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. You will have the opportunity to see the great work the "Adventurous Artists" have created in Johanne's "Directed Open Studio".
We are planning prizes for carved pumpkins. You can carve your own and bring it or come to the barn at 3:00 pm and choose one of ours to carve. Pumpkins will be lit and put on display at Sunset. We will have prize from judges and also people's choice.
We are setting up our gallery, planning the refreshments and looking for pumpkins.  Please feel free to bring all of your friends to this fun event. It is the 11th anniversary of Olde Ipswich Shop and now we have added a Gallery.  978-356-9600