Mah Jongg is not just a game. It has become a part of my life that allows me to entertain my Mah Jongg-playing friends, cook great meals to serve to them and test my mental skills during our game play (which, hopefully, is often).
John Davis, the inventive and creative Mah Jongg artist, is running a sale on his notecards, calendars, and posters that will end on December 1st. But…for the readers of this blog, John is extending the sale through December 5th! These are wonderful stocking stuffers and special gifts for your favorite Mah Jongg players (and be sure to get some for yourself!). When ordering let John know that you read about the sale on Mah Jongg and Me so that you will be sure to get the discount (remember – this is good only through December 5th).
Anyone who reads this blog knows how much I adore Sandra and the fabulous Mah Jongg-related gifts she sells on her site,Gehazi Collections. And look what I just received from her collection:
Sandra’s packaging is so adorable and appropriate for a Mah Jongg gift:More fabulous packaging inside the Chinese food take-out box:And inside all of this…a stunning and unique zipper pull! OMG – I love this so much!!
Check out Sandra’s site for unusual and wonderful holiday gifts for your Mah Jongg friends. And let’s support her – she is running this business in Detroit (my hometown) and helping to revitalize the city: www.gehazi.com
Look how great this zipper pull looks on my little Mah Jongg coin purse:
I let Alex know about the response to my posting on these fantastic Mah Jongg decanters and he has graciously put them up on hisEtsy shopso that you can now purchase them for holiday gifts! Here is what Alex has to say about these beautiful and unusual decanters: This is the Twin Mini Mahjong Decanters made of Ceramic. The mahjong tile is the Green Dragon (pronounced FA) finished in color Red for representing prosperity. The design is taken from the old bone and bamboo mahjong tile. As the details on the side of the decanter still shows how bone and bamboo are put together. The bamboo details on the back goes all around from top to side.The ceramic is made in 1200 celsius degree baking oven for 12 hours. The straight corners of the rectangular decanter that holds the shape of mahjong is especially difficult to make.
And here is the original posting from the blog:
Our friend in Taiwan, the entrepreneurial and very clever Alex Chang (the creator of the absolutely fabulous Holiday Mah Jong Set), sent me the most fabulous gift – liquor in Mah Jongg-stylized tile bottles! I so love this gift – these fabulous bottles are now proudly displayed in my bar! And what a great gift to give to your Mah Jongg playing friends!
Look at this fabulous presentation box:
Open it up and there are two bottles shaped just like Mah Jongg tiles!
The back of each bottle lets you know what is inside.
There’s even a spout to insert into each bottle to allow for an easy pour!
There is also a booklet (which, unfortunately, I haven’t translated just yet) –
The booklet contains some wonderful photos and drawings…
And, just to finish off the gift, Alex enclosed darling Mah Jong Holiday postcards. Alex – thank you so very much for this wonderful holiday gift!!!
…but because you don’t live in New York, you aren’t able to take lessons from me…well, I havegood news for you…the ladies atMahjongg Mentorare offering a special“Black Friday”sale – Mahjongg Mentor teaches you our beloved game online at their website!Contact the people at Mahjongg Mentor for this special sale at: MAHJONGGMENTOR.com/Thanksgiving