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).
If so, you are about to see some really funny stocking stuffers/Chanukah gifts at a really great price.
How would you like your Mah Jongg set to have Jokers that look like this:
Well, you too can own these Jokers…remember our dear friend Alex who brought us the terrificHoliday Mahjong Christmas Editionlast year? This year Alex – and his friend Nana, the artist & designer – have brought us very funny Joker stickers which come 8 to a set (each sticker measures 1.2″ H x 1″ W (3 x 2.5 centimeters) …you can buy them athis Etsy store…see for yourself –
Did anyone see CBS Sunday Morning yesterday (December 25th, 2016)? They did an entire segment on Chanukah menorahs and guess what showed up…that’s right – a menorah made of Mah Jongg tiles! Mah Jongg is EVERYWHERE!!!There actually are many menorahs made up of Mah Jongg tiles – if you have one, please send me photos and I will post them.
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!!!
Alex Chang has created the perfect holiday gift for all of your favorite Mah Jongg players. It’s a Holiday Mahjong set and you can find it on Etsy athttp://tinyurl.com/h94o6q5 , But hurry if you are interested in buying this for your favorite Mah Jongger…this is a limited edition set.
Yesterday I put up a posting about the amount of time a typical game should take to play (15 minutes); you may have noticed the fabulous Mah Jongg clock pictured in this posting:Wouldn’t this look great in your Mah Jongg room, ready to let you know if your games are going over that 15 minute mark. And you can have it – just go to Lee Eisman’s Etsy shop,Do It Again Jewelry. Not only does Lee have this fun clock (in several colors) but she also has Mah Jongg jewelry and these darling cocktail napkins that I am loving!
You might remember when I did a posting this past April about a Mah Jongg tea towel from Barbara Howard’swonderful tea towel blog. Since 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:She 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:
Kat also found a fabulous lantern bag as she traveled about:and 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:
If you have any other Mah Jongg tea towels, send your photos to me and I will post them.