Both came home with me.
As soon as I get them photographed, they'll be for sale in my shop. If you are interested, send me an email and I'll let you know when they list.
Here's the extra fun part.
The drawers were full.
All measure of tidbits from over the years lay waiting inside...
Vintage clothing labels, sewing notions, empty Bayer aspirin tin, wooden clothing pin, handy dandy household tricks book, a Kappa Alpha Theta membership card from 1959, 2 birthday candles, a cool old binder clip I'm keeping and a dog ID tag that made me tear up a little.
The main contents of the drawers were recipes. All sorts of recipes - scribbled on paper, typed on index cards, peeled off products and torn from old magazines (the bulk of them).
There is one for Double Dutch Intrigue Cake that caught my eye, Andalusian eggplant and baked eggs that I don't think I would like but sounds exotic, Cointreau frosted brownies have got to be good, as does Skillet onion bread and peach fritters with orange sauce. The recipe for "old woman's liqueur" made me smile.
I feel bad throwing them away. They were lovingly collected and saved for years. I bundled them up and they are still sitting here. I wonder if anyone collects old recipes? Is there a person out there who would thrill at the thought of reading the little 'Pillsbury 48 Butter Crust Parfait Pies' booklet? I don't know, but if you are that person, or know that person, let me know in the comments. If, by some hazy crazy chance, more than one person wants them, I'll throw the names in a hat (or drawer) and draw one.
My favorite thing were the 3 words printed on the front of a 1979 Amaretto de Saronno recipe booklet. it said...
"Cook with Love"
Still good advice.