I have a soft spot for Mary...
...and a great fondness for statues of Mary.
It started with this 1960's ceramic Mary that belonged to my mom, that now hangs in my home.
I then found the most incredible vintage, chippy cement Mary statue for our garden.
There is also my ever-growing collection of vintage Madonna busts and planters.
So needless to say, when I came across this very old, chippy chalkware statue of Mary in a thrift store, I was absolutely smitten.
I'd never seen a piece quite like this before. In addition to Mary, there was an old, chippy chalkware statue of Jesus...
...both of them standing on a base with a Holy Water font, votive candleholder...
...and sweet chippy cherub between them.
It's just the most beautiful old statue and I am so grateful to have been in the right place at the right time to have found it.
And you just know that Miss Social Butterfly was overseeing every photo I took of this statue,...
... peering at me from behind the divider windows!
She never misses a trick,...
... always keeping an eye on what's going on, and this afternoon was no exception!
I'll be posting this over at Cindy's (My Romantic Home) Show & Tell Friday this week. Be sure to pop over and check out what everone else is sharing! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
(NOTE: I have NO clue what is going on with the layout here! It was fine when I typed it, and it's gone crazy. No matter how many times I edit it, it reverts back to this hodge podge! Hope you can make sens of this post! haha)