Paintings, Products, Classes and News from Johanne Cassia
July 2011
In this Dab of Paint...
Greeting Cards
Native American Jewelry
Directed Open Studio
Dear Reader,

Rogers & Brown House B&B has "new" website.


We need your feedback. Please tell us your thoughts and ideas.


We have just updated our website and we are now on Facebook. We want to continue to improve our offerings and we would appreciate hearing from you.

Our goal with the site is to provide future guests a strong view of our historic B&B. We also want to provide great pictures of Area Attractions. Ipswich has so much to offer that we will be adding pictures on an ongoing basis to our site.

Our "B&B Specials" encourage guests to visit during the week and during the "low" or cooler season of the year. We plan to have many more specials this year and in the future.

We discovered that "birding on Plum Island" brings many to our area in January, February and early March. Our guests use birding guides to find "snowy owls" and "golden eagles." The Great Marsh in Ipswich and surrounding areas is one of the most beautiful places to photograph nature all year long. Crane Beach has been named the number one beach in New England and has been selected as one of the top 10 best family beaches in the world by National Geographic!

Guests have come to "paint" with Johanne in her wonderful "loft studio" on the second floor of our 1800's barn. We would love to host other talented and creative groups like quilters and rug hookers. Did you know we host teas for family and friend groups who like to spend the afternoon in a historic setting with delicious tea and scones? If you are planning a party, shower or small gathering give us a call.

Special thanks to Dylan Brown who made our websites and newsletters possible. He is the owner of Dylan Brown Designs. We highly recommend his services to you.
Invitations & Greeting Cards

Johanne has many of her paintings available as greeting cards in two sizes. You may enjoy sending out individual cards but you may also use them as invitations to a special event. You can easily run cards through your own printer as an invitation or announcement. If you would like to purchase 50 or more cards, please call or drop in for volume discount.

Custom, Native American and Vintage Jewelry

We have new and exciting selection of crystal necklaces, earrings and bracelets designed by Mary Masse. They are the perfect accessory for a new outfit and a wonderful gift for the graduate, bride or prom queen. Mary has extensive design and jewelry experience. Come in and select from her collection of one of a kind pieces.

We have a special and distinctive collection of silver jewelry embellished with turquoise and other natural stones. The pieces are signed and represent some of the best native American artists creating pieces today.

Johanne has been collecting and selling vintage jewelry for many years. She puts select pieces in the cases on an ongoing basis. Vintage jewelry is one of the items that continues to be in demand in the collector's marketplace. If you call ahead, Johanne will assemble a selection from her extensive private stock. Describe your interest, color, time period and style and she will see what she has to offer you by way of pins, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
"Directed Open Studio"


In July, we are painting on Saturday, July 16, July 23 and July 30. We paint from 11 am - 2 pm on Saturdays. "Directed Open Studio" hours are $25.per hour. 


If you are thinking of possibly painting with us, you may visit a class. We are planning a "Studio" open house in September. tba

Coffee and baked goodies are served during set up time at 10:45.

Contact Johanne: 978-356-8838 to arrange other times.
$25 Off Coupon
Coupon may be used on any single item in Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery that is priced $50. or more. Coupon valid until September 30. You must bring coupon with you when making purchase. Coupon does not apply to any sale item. One coupon per family.


First time artists signing up for 3 Saturday classes will receive a $25 discount if paid in full at the first class.


Coupon valid until September 30.