Whether you call her Bathtub Mary, Madonna in a Bathtub or even Our Lady of the Bathtub, if you've lived in a charming Italian neighborhood at one time in your life, chances are you've seen one of these in a front or side yard.
I used to live in Somerville, Massachusetts and first saw statues of Mary inside bathtubs there. We used to call her Our Lady of Somerville. Somewhere in a box are hundreds of photos I took of the Madonna around the 'hood, but since I can't put my hands on them, here are a few photos of Mary here from the sweet Bathtub Mary blog to show you how great she looks and can really command a front lawn. Mary ranges from super glittery to serene and pensive. If you've got a Bathtub Mary that you pass while walking the dog or on your way to work, what does she look like?