My latest Mary

So I’m getting quite the collection of Mary figurines.  This happens when you write a book about the BVM and have a blog about her: people very logically conclude that you will be happy to welcome another Mary into the fold.  And you know what?  They’re right.

It’s quite a varied group, this assemblage of Marys.  There’s the 1930s-Hollywood-Eyebrows Mary.  There’s the I-Bought-Her-in Lourdes Mary.  There’s the Made-of-Cloth-and-Stuffed-with-Dried-Beans Mary (okay, technically that one is my mom’s Mary and not mine, but anyhow).  There’s the Serene-White-Hummel-Mary  (I promise to post photos of all of these Marys at some point).

And on my birthday in February, my husband presented me with a pile of wrapped gifts.  I could tell what each one was simply by looking at the dimensions of the packages  (that’s the downside of supplying your husband with a birthday list: not much suspense).  But one gift, in a long rectangular box, was a delicious mystery.

It was the Birthday-Surprise Mary.  Isn’t she pretty?  I love her veil, and the vivid colors.  The lily is a nice symbolic detail.  She also looks great against a green wall (not everything does, by the way).

Honey, if you’re reading this: Good work.  Thanks for bringing another lovely Mary into the house.

Credit where it’s due: Joseph’s Studio “Madonna and Child”

2 responses to “My latest Mary

  1. What a sweet husband you have. The piece is really beautiful!!

  2. Yeah, he’s pretty good at the Mary gift thing. You should see the Our Lady of Guadalupe clock he bought me at a dime store in Chinatown (no joke!). I”ll have to post a picture of that sometime.