Rue used vintage ice tongs as paper towel holders in all of her homes for decades. In the first picture, taken in the kitchen of her Encino place, you can see them hanging over the window in the background. In the shot with her beautiful niece, you see this particular pair above Rue’s niece’s head. When she sold that house, these tongs came to Manhattan and she tied them to a tree in the yard and used them when we had cook outs and parties out back. The 14.75″ tongs come with 4″ x 6″ prints of the two pictures shown and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.