If you do have one of the highly coveted ivory Mah Jongg sets, probably best to keep it under wraps…here’s an interesting article from The New York Times on September 22nd:
…well, here comes BIRD WARS!
You’d better sit down because you are about to see some of the most spectacular One Bams ever!!!
Next – get ready…
All of these One Bams have something in common – they are all hand-carved. Wow!!!
And they are all part of the breathtaking collection – kept locked away in a secure location, of course – belonging to my dear friend, the wonderful, ethical, fantastic, and knowledgeable seller of vintage sets, Fracas1 – click on this link to see the beautiful vintage sets she has for sale on eBay.
But wait…there’s more!
Thanks to Fracas1, Tony, and Shirley, for so generously sharing these fabulous and amazing One Bams with us!
And, before I close today, let me share a poem with the first two lines started by Joy and the second two lines finished in a completely different email by Diane – and I don’t believe they even know one another! This is so fabulous – thanks, ladies!
Ten little birdies, all in a row,
Sitting on a Mah Jongg rack
Flew to a tree, made a show,
Rode the wind; didn’t look back.
Every three or four months our Mahj group – made up of six very good friends (alternatively known as “The OMs” for original Mahjettes…or “Mahj Chicks” by Jim) – take off for parts unknown. Well, not really unknown…we have gone to S’s home in Sag Harbor, K’s home in Buck Hill, a home in Old Chatham and most recently, a home belonging to X’s relative in upstate New York.We spend three days and two nights really never leaving the host’s home, just playing Mahj from early, early morning to late, late night and cooking up a storm.
We arrive! All the OM’s but me – I’m taking the picture! Continue reading