Last Friday was my birthday and X went above, beyond, over, way far away in terms of making sure that I had a very happy birthday. I still am reeling from what she did for me. A fabulous and exquisite luncheon, lots and lots of laughing, and best of all, bringing together a group of twelve of my dearest, dearest friends. How she pulled this all together is so beyond my wildest comprehension. Even two of my best, best, best friends – one from California and one from Florida (besties since we were 4 years old) – were there to surprise me. And then, after all of this, she gave me the most magnificent Bone and Bamboo Mah Jong set (complete with matching extra tiles and beautiful Joker stickers) AND 4 glorious vintage wood racks. I absolutely cannot wait to play with this incredible set.
The Bone and Bamboo set is so special – I really cannot wait to show it off to all of my friends. Take a look at these gorgeous tiles:
Now take a closer look at the exquisite Flowers:
In the bottom row, the second tile from the right, you can see a beautifully carved peach, which represents immortality. Now, if you scroll back up and look at the first picture at the top of this post, you will see bowls brimming over with peaches all down the center of the table, once again representing immortality. Where X found peaches – and in such abundance – this time of year is a testament to her ingenuity and tenaciousness. And a wonderful gesture on a birthday to achieve immortality.
I love the graceful One Bam, almost looking as if it is smiling and ready to swoop off the tile:
Here is the exquisitely, intricately, and colorful carved One Dot:
And last, but definitely not least, are the imposing wood racks, grand and beautiful:
What an incredible present, certainly bringing to a close an unforgettable and fabulous birthday!