Jaye Denman's Profile
I grew up loving old things and wanting to save them, encouraged by my grandmother's use of the Great Depression-inspired adage, "Waste not, want not." By then, she could afford to buy new what she wanted, but she darned her hosiery, mended anything fabric in the house that needed "fixing" and generally "made do" before it became a catch phrase.
Both my grandmother and mother wore hats and other glam accessories when I was a child, and if I'd lived in the same house all my life--preferable a large domicile with a huge attic--I'd have saved everything--I mean, EVERYTHING!--and stuffed that attic right up to the eaves.
Alas, my life has been peripetatic, and I've only set down real roots the past ten years. That's when I began to give in to the urge to collect those things that I missed from my childhood. I started with Depression Glass, collecting mainly the…
- Born on June 30
- Joined November 23, 2009