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Wow – I was so surprised – and delighted – when I opened the Williams-Sonoma Holiday catalogue and saw the new line of dishes and table linens decorated with the symbols we know and love – the Dragon and the Phoenix – which represent prosperity and good fortune.

Williams-Sonoma is calling their new tableware line the “New Moon Collection” – oh, if only they had called it the “Mah Jongg Collection!” Oh well, it doesn’t matter –  I still would love to set my table with these Asian-inspired dishes for the next time I host the OMs for lunch!Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.11.06 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.07.17 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.07.36 PM Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.08.36 PM Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.09.04 PM Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.09.21 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.10.07 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.10.23 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.30.22 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.30.06 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.29.24 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.29.02 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.34.52 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.36.59 PM


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Today’s posting takes a look at some brief bios from four different teachers in four different
parts of the country. If you live in any of these areas and are looking to take Mah Jongg lessons –
or maybe just pick up some games – contact one of these women…and let them know you
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The Circles suit  – or, as we call them, the Dots suit – is the original suit of the Mah Jongg tiles; the Bamboo (Bams) and Wan (Craks) suits were added later. The similarity of the circles to coins leads to the belief that the majority of the Circles suit tiles are connected to money or business. Tiles in this suit are numbered from 1- 9 and are described below.

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