Rue’s Manhattan Apartment

Rue's Hatching Egg [SOLD]

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 [SOLD]

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 [SOLD]

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...

NOW $82 Rue's Irish Music Box [SOLD]

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...

NOW $82 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 [SOLD]

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 Treasure Chest [SOLD]

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...? [SOLD]

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...

NOW $82 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...

NOW $82 Rue's Elephant Pill Case [SOLD]

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...

NOW $82 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...

SOPHIA'S SECRET $82 ITEM FOUND Rue's Murano Glass Bud Vase [SOLD]

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 [SOLD]

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!) [SOLD]

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...

NOW $82 Rue's Carved Frog On A Log [SOLD]

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″...

NOW $82 Rue's Porcelain Frog Pin Cushion [SOLD]

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...

NOW $82 Pair of Rue's Porcelain Limoges Pitchers [SOLD]

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...

NOW $82 A Pair of Rue's Oven Mitts [SOLD]

What could possibly be better than owning Rue’s oven mitts? You do realize that she baked several times a week, right? That means that Blanches hands were in and out of these mitts hundreds of times over the years. Perhaps that energy will transfer to your own baking- if you’re...

NOW $82 One of The Vintage Tins From Rue's Collection [SOLD]

Rue collected antique candy tins. She not only displayed them, she used them to store things. For example, this tin was used by Rue to store bird feathers and bird eggs she would come across during her walks. That was why she had the cotton on the bottom, to protect the delicate eggs. This...

NOW $82 Rue's Silver Edged Candy Dish [SOLD]

This vintage candy dish has, what looks to be, silver around the edge. Also, look at the detail; those little swirls at the edge of the handle are amazing. Rue’s dish measures 6.5″ x 6″ and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$275 NOW $82...

NOW $82 Another Vintage Candy Tin From Rue's Collection [SOLD]

Here is another vintage tin from Rue’s collection. This one is 7.5″ across and 2.5″ high. The faded company on the back is (was?) called “Huntley & Palmers, Ltd.” Rue’s vintage storage tin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of...

Rue's Lug-Around-Able Square Storage Basket

Rue lugged this solid basket around with her from room to room in her Manhattan apartment. Whatever supplies she needed for whatever project she was currently working on would be stacked inside and then, because it had the built in handhold, she’d lug it with her as she went from her...

Wine Racks From Rue's Manhattan Apartment

You can clearly see Rue’s wine racks in the background of the photos posted. These four separate metal rows of bottle holders make up two racks that hold a total of 36 bottles. Despite Rue’s racks holding thousands of bottles over the years – Rue liked her wine – they...

NOW $82 Rue's Silver Makeup Case From Kimara Ahnert

Have you heard of Kimara Ahnert? She is this gorgeous makeup artist with her own line of cosmetics and she has this chic little shop on Madison Avenue near Rue’s apartment in Manhattan. Ms. Ahnert works on celebrities and socialites and other big wigs from all over the world. When she...

Pair of Rue's Necklace Racks

You can see one of these two racks in the photos posted; it was hanging right in front of Rue’s faux fur closet, on the back of the door to the master bath in her Manhattan Apartment. Rue owned two of these foot and a half long, by 2″ wide racks, and she used them to hold her many...

Rue's Yardstick

This is one of those household items of Rue’s that has practical value. If you are anything like Rue, you will use this yardstick all the time, too. Rue used this for any of the things one uses a yardstick for; she used it to measure stuff and to draw straight edges. But mostly, Rue...

NOW $82 Rue's Ironstone Mini-Tray [SOLD]

As you probably already know, Rue collected a lot of different types of dishware. She had several of these old ironstone pieces and used them as serving trays when she entertained. This particular piece is in good condition, considering its age and the amount of use it enjoyed in Rue’s...

NOW $82 Rue's Pink Depression Era Glassware Drink and a Snack Non-Set [SOLD]

These two pieces of Rue’s Depression Era Glass have something in common in that they are both part of Rue’s pink glassware collection, even though they are clearly not a set because they are not the same pattern. Rue used them together for her mid afternoon drink and snack; a glass...

NOW $82 Two of Rue's Pieces of Green Depression Era Glassware [SOLD]

Here are two unique pieces from Rue’s collection of green Depression Era Glassware. The taller glass measures 4.5″ tall with a 4″ opening and a 3″ base, and the smaller of the two glasses is 2.75″ high with a 3.75″ opening and 2.5″ base. Both pieces...

NEW ITEM - Pair of Rue's Soft and Protective Placemats and Napkins

Rue had a VERY expensive coffee table custom made by a Wisconsin artist the year before she passed away. When we’d sit in front of the television and eat while watching a movie – yes, Rue loved to do that too, just like everyone else – we would use these thick cotton placemats...

NEW ITEM - Rue's Framed Baby Photo

Rue kept this beautifully framed baby portrait of herself right inside the doorway of the master bathroom in her New York City apartment. As soon as you clicked on the light you’d come face to face with baby Rue. This is an original portrait from 1934 and it is still in excellent...

NEW ITEM - Rue's Raven

Do you think this is a raven? We aren’t quite sure. We also aren’t sure exactly what it was carved out of, soapstone, perhaps, but it is HEAVY! There are some initials scraped into the bottom – “D.B.” – and also some other symbols and numbers. This...

NEW ITEM - Pair of Rue's British Birds From '70s

Rue purchased these little ceramic birds during a trip to England in the early ’70s, and she displayed them in her homes for the next almost 40-years! They’ve been banged around in all the moves, but they are still standing. The one with the glued on tail up in the air is...

NEW ITEM - Rue's Ornate Silver Salt & Pepper Shakers [SOLD]

Aren’t these ornate salt & pepper shakers beautiful? Rue kept them in the big hutch in her Manhattan apartment with the glass doors. They have an ornate silver exterior with cobalt glass inside. They stand 4″ tall and are 1.5″ wide at their widest. Rue’s salt...

NEW ITEM - Rue's Golden Ashtray [SOLD]

If you’re going to smoke, you might just as well do it in style, eh? Rue bought this stunningly beautiful ashtray while on a trip to Europe in the ’90s. The piece was made in Murano, Italy and it measures 4″ x 2.5″. The details painted on the translucent glass are done...

NEW ITEM - Three of Rue's Orphaned Glasses

As we’ve written before, no matter how rare or expensive an item was, if it had a purpose, Rue was going to use it for that intended purpose and not just display it in a cabinet. Naturally, things were chipped, damaged, and full out smashed to smithereens over the years. As a result,...

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