Rue’s Manhattan Apartment

Rue's Hatching Egg

Isn’t this a beautiful piece? It was made by an artist named “Pena” and he dated it 1986, so it will be 30-years old soon. Rue’s blue-eyed dinosaur egg has been around that entire 30-years, too. You can see it in the background of pictures over the decades. You can...

Rue's Tiffany & Co. Candlesticks

There is a little chip at the top of one of Rue’s Tiffany & Co. candlesticks, but it does not interfere with the ability of the stick to hold the candle, it is along the outer edge. You can see it in the close up photo posted. These classic candlesticks are 8″ tall and they...

Rue's Wooden Box

This vintage box of Rue’s is still in surprisingly good condition considering she owned and used it for decades. A few of the bamboo pieces are long gone, but the piece is still solid and the lining has no tears or snags. The bright blue lining is such a surprise when you open this...

Rue's Irish Music Box

Rue bought a few of these village building music boxes in the 1980s during a trip to Ireland. You can see one of them in the background of the photo with the twins posted. Who are those twins? We think they might have been children actors that Rue did a project with, but we can’t find...

Rue's Bejeweled Frog Pillbox [SOLD]

As we’ve written before, Rue had a thing for frogs. In her home and garden you could find frog sculptures, frog drawings, frog jewelry, and even this little bejeweled frog pillbox. This piece is quite heavy, it is made of brass, we think. There is some sort of an enameled paint over it...

Rue's Embroidered Gift Pillow

As we’ve written before, what Rue loved to receive more than anything else was a homemade gift from someone. Anyone could go out to a store and spend money, but she knew it took love for someone to spend their time and effort to create something for her, and she knew that because she...

Rue's Framed "Broadway Theatres" Piece

As you all are certainly aware, Rue made her name and her fortune on television. As you also know, she is best known for playing Blanche on “The Golden Girls.” Now, please don’t be upset by what you’re about to read, but Rue did NOT consider herself a “television...

Another Framed Doily From Rue's Collection

Here is another framed doily from Rue’s extensive collection. As you probably have read when we’ve posted others from her collection, some of these doilies were made by Rue’s grandmother. This particular piece is in a two-foot custom frame, and the vintage doily itself is...

Rue's Kitsch Quilted Appliance Cover [SOLD]

Do people even use appliance covers anymore? Back in the day, many people kept their blenders and toasters and whatever else they used in their kitchen covered with appliance covers, and often they were matching. Rue only had the one appliance cover, some leftover throwback to another time. ...

Rue's Treasure Chest

Rue told us she had this treasure chest “forever.” We wonder if maybe her father made it since he was very good with woodworking and the piece has a handmade quality about it. Mark, Rue’s son, isn’t sure, so we’ll have to ask her sister Melinda. Rue’s...

Rue's Silver Champagne Glasses From Wedding Number...?

We don’t know which one of Rue’s six marriages she received this pair of sterling plated, sorbet-style champagne glasses for, and we don’t think she was certain either! Based on the label and embossed symbol on the bottom, someone could probably contact the company, if they...

Rue's Vintage Dial-O-Matic

Rue McClanahan was just like the rest of us; she was not immune to the temptations of late night infomercials – Rue bought a Dial-O-Matic from RONCO! Did you know RONCO is, or was, located in Beverly Hills? Neither did we. Rue’s vintage Dial-O-Matic is in excellent condition and...

Rue's Elephant Pill Case

Rue loved elephants. In fact, she even went to bat for them and helped had laws enacted to protect circus elephants from the cruel hooks the trainers used to use. Naturally, we were able to find a clip of Rue riding an elephant in a gorgeous and sexy ringleader costume and pulled a couple of...

The Magnetic Knife Racks From Rue's Kitchen Wall

You can see these knife racks in the background of any picture showing Rue near the entrance to the kitchen of her Manhattan apartment. The two bars are 18″ long and 1.5″ wide. The magnet panels are still powerful and will hold any knives of utensils you want to throw up there. We...

Rue's Murano Glass Bud Vase

Murano Glass is made on the tiny island of Murano – one of over 100 little islands that make up the city of Venice – and Rue owned several pieces, which she purchased herself over the years and during several trips to Italy. This little bud vase measures 6″ high and has a...

One of Rue's Ornate Metal Clad Perfume Bottles

Rue owned three different styles of these little gold metal clad, jewel encrusted perfume bottles. We thought this was the last one, but we found another yesterday, so it turns out we’ve only posted and sold one of the three. This second one is the green glass bottle and the tallest of...

Rue's Vintage French Bottle Filled With Unknown Powder (Hollywood!)

We actually don’t think there is any weird Hollywood powder in Rue’s vintage Kerkoff Perfume bottle. In fact, we suspect this might be the original contents and that it is actually over 100-year old face powder. There is still some scent coming off the powder, too! This bottle was...

Rue's Carved Frog On A Log

We don’t know what Rue’s little carved frog on a log is made out of, but we do know that it is the tiniest frog in her extensive frog figurine collection. The frog itself is a mere 1.25″ x 1.5″, and the piece of wood is about 1.75″ across and 3/8″ thick. ...

Rue's Frog Sculpture

Here is yet another one of Rue’s frogs. This is a really nice one, in that it is obviously a handmade work of art. The artist signed the piece and marked the year; the frog sculpture was made by “W. Brighton” in 1991. The piece measures 3.25″ wide, it is 2.5″...

Rue's Porcelain Frog Pin Cushion

We were posting this photo with Rue’s personal shopper, Vangeli, in it the other day and we spotted this little white thing in the background on top of this antique chocolate case that Rue used to keep jewelry in, and someone with an eagle eye recognized it! Here is is, Rue’s...

Pair of Rue's Porcelain Limoges Pitchers

We thought “Limoges” referred to a region in France that is well known for making beautiful porcelain items. So, how can these little pitchers of Rue’s be “Limoges” when they were made in Venezuela? Perhaps that is the name of the pattern? It is a mystery. In...

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