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Jan’s husband Guy is very handy – just take a look at the Mah Jongg table cover he made for her:


Jan writes, “Hi Ann.  Just had a game here tonight and realized it was a good time to take some pics of the table Guy made me almost ten years ago.  He did the framing under the top to fit over the card table.  He used the materials a contractor would to line the walls around a tub/shower and curved the corners.  To make it stable, he used two and glued them together.  Then I painted the tiles in the corners.  The tiles fly over the table and if you use the large card, there is plenty of room.  I won tonight!!!  $4.60‼️‼️‼️‼️. I am a happy Mahj gal tonight 🀄️🀄️”


From page 156 in the September issue of British Vogue…and only £24,669! 

BTW, that’s $38,716.76 in U.S. currency…


A closer look:IMG_0903

And speaking of British Vogue, how about this advertisement for an “embroidered Mahjongg suit” from a 1920s issue of the magazine – I like these prices much more than the price of that Mahjong set!

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I’m so excited – after spending a couple of years (!) working on some ideas, the time has finally come for me to share them with you. First I want to show you a few samples from the Mah Jongg Gift Collection which includes mugs, iPhone cases, and magnets, with other types of products to come in the future. All of these gifts show images of beautiful vintage Mah Jongg sets.

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See full collection!

And then, on a slow boat from China (literally!) and due to arrive in the beginning of October, comes the vintage-inspired Mah Jongg Table Cover. As soon as they arrive I will have a link up on the blog to purchase them. I am thrilled about these table covers and hope you will be too! The table cover is secured to your card table with ties on all four corners that you tie into a bow around each leg. 

Mah Jongg Table Cover 7-6-15Here are some details of the corners:IMG_8846 IMG_8847 IMG_8848


The New York Times and a beautiful mug filled with a yummy latteIMG_0906


J (one of the OMs) is in Santa Fe and sent the following email. Mah Jongg really is everywhere!

Hi Y’all…so here we are in Santa Fe, where the worlds largest Indian Market will be held this weekend and we stumble into the only non-Native American or Southwest store around and not only is it Asian but they had two mahjong sets and this mahjong lamp!!
$395…any takers let me know and I’ll forward the info!



Our dear friend Boots in Central California sent me the following email and photos:

“Hi Ann,
My friend who just learned to play and is a fab player just got this set from her brother. She figures it was her grandfather’s who passed away in 1946 in SF. We found a similar set on p. 21 in your book. We need 4 blanks to add to the extra 4 blanks that are with the set.”

Here’s today’s first shout out for help: If anyone has 4 orphans to match this set, these are the measurements (thanks to Donna and her husband!): the length of the tiles are approximately 1 and 3/16, the  thickness is 7/16, and the width is 13/16.

Now enjoy looking at this lovely – and well-preserved – bone and bamboo set from the 1920s by the Mah Jongg Sales Co. of America…

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And here is Maggi, the proud recipient of this wonderful gift from her brother (and I note that she happens to be reading Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game!!!):image2

And now, one more shout-out for help – a while ago I posted a call out for Mah Jongg teachers in the Virginia Beach area. Jane just now saw the posting and sent the following email so, if anyone is looking for lessons in the VB area, let me know and I will connect you with Jane.

“Ann – Saw your post about someone wanting an American Mah Jongg teacher in Virginia Beach.  I didn’t see a date on the request and ….
1. I teach American Mah Jongg for the adult learning community where I live 
2. Will be part-time living in the VB area within the month.
Too funny – I googled mah jongg Virginia Beach hoping to connect with some people to play with while I am there – 
So if these people are still looking for a teacher, please connect us!