I am truly pleased to present to you one of the best kept secrets of the Mormon Instagram world. Jon Bryner and Tallia Feltis are the mastermind couple behind the account @texturesofmormonism. While very funny, they are equally thoughtful and deliberate. They speak of both the humor and strange tenderness in this idea of shared nostalgia that Mormons literally all over the world can relate to. My husband and I have spent more than one evening chuckling before bed as we scroll through the account. Ah Mormons. Something so strange and so funny about our collective aesthetic that somehow hasn’t changed in decades.
This is just a sampling of some of my favorites from the account.
It’s Wednesday night! Hit like if you need a ride home from mutual. #foyerphone #texturesofmormonism
Hiding in the halls during 3rd hour? Go unload the drawer of hot pads and see some treasure. All the handmade crochet hot pads in their chapel kitchen! #texturesofmormonism
Rocks in Payson. #texturesofmormonism
Happy Mother’s Day. #texturesofmormonism
Snacks on the stacking chair in the back of the chapel. #texturesofmormonism
Things last a long time when you are not allowed to cook or prepare food- only warm! #texturesofmormonism
A well used nursery kitchen (for warming food only). #texturesofmormonism
Correlation-resistant chapel art. #texturesofmormonism
An exclusive look at the high level. #texturesofmormonism
How many of these can you carry after a linger-longer? It depends on how nourishing and strengthening your root beer float was. #texturesofmormonism
LIKE if you want a primary kid to put their mouth on this and breathe in and out. #texturesofmormonism
…and my personal favorite. Rug wall.
Can you feel the rug burn? On your elbow? #texturesofmormonism
*all photos are reproduced here with permission of @texturesofmormonism
**They also accept submissions and occasionally hold contests at the account.