An LDS friend showed me his shot glass collection recently, glowing with pride as he pointed to the Nauvoo Temple glass that sits front and center. The shot glasses reflect his travels and hobbies, and don’t appear to be used for imbibing hard liquor. I wondered at the irony of his prominent display, musing about possible reactions from the Home Teachers or his in-laws.
But I have to admit that I was also a bit jealous. Because I rather enjoy Mormon kitsch.
In a prominent space in my own living room, I have my grandma’s purple glass grapes–perhaps a better reminder of my heritage than the many LDS tomes that grace the nearby bookshelves.
So am I alone in my fondness for such oddities? Or do you like them, too? If so, what types of kitsch have you collected over the years and do you display it prominently in your home?