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You might remember when I did a posting  this past April about a Mah Jongg tea towel from Barbara Howard’s wonderful tea towel blogScreen Shot 2016-06-16 at 8.35.30 PMSince then I have discovered that there are oodles and oodles of Mah Jongg tea towels, many to be found on Zazzle or Etsy. Our very creative friend Kat has recently found some fabulous tea towels:Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 4.32.33 PMShe wrote: “An east and south wind tile, counting sticks and dice, hand embroidered on linen mahjong napkins. My guess is they are from the 1920s. There were various magazines at the time that carried patterns for mahjong tablecloths and napkins (I have several of the magazines with patterns, know some of you do too). The other items are vintage Chinese hand applique items.”

A close-up of the wind and the counting stick:Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 4.32.56 PM

Kat also found a fabulous lantern bag as she traveled about:Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 4.33.06 PMand wrote about it: That lantern bag with the junk is pretty amazing, it is large, about 18″.”

And here are some examples of Mah Jongg tea towels that you can find for sale out there on the Internet:Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 8.34.11 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 8.33.15 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 8.32.49 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 8.32.12 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 8.31.33 PM

If you have any other Mah Jongg tea towels, send your photos to me and I will post them. 


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