Rue’s Manhattan Apartment

Rue's Vintage Goblets and a Lengthy Story

See the first picture of Rue and me? That was taken the very first day we worked together; obviously, we got along well from the very beginning. (How about my stellar Photoshop job cutting one of her husbands out of the picture?) When Rue got sick and had the stroke, we were producing her...

Rue's Small Porcelain Vase

Don’t you just love when old porcelain gets that cracked finish all over? Rue did, and that was part of the reason she was always purchasing old porcelain pieces from antique shops around the globe. Rue owned this piece for at least 30-years; we know that because we found photos from...

Rue's Set of Four German Bowls

One of the reasons that Rue selected me – this is MJL at Estate of Rue – is that I am decidedly NOT a stuff person. Rue knew that I would follow her wishes and send all of her things out there into the world because I don’t really keep a lot of possessions in my own life. ...

Rue's Heart Bowl

Valentine’s Day is coming and we have the perfect gift for your honey – Rue’s heart-shaped bowl. She pulled it out every February and usually filled it with Valentine’s Day candies, but you can put anything your special someone would want in there: candy, diamond...

Delicate Bone China Cup and Saucer from Rue's Collection

As you probably know by now, one of the things that Rue collected was hand-painted, bone china. She loved to drink her tea out of these old, delicate pieces. Most of us are afraid to touch them because we fear they’ll just explode in our hands. Rue was very rough on her fine objects,...

Rue's "Concert" Breakfast Cup and Saucer

We think they call this a “breakfast cup” because it is so huge that you use it for cereal or oatmeal and not coffee or tea; if you actually drank that much caffeine you’d be wired out of your mind! You can see this piece in Rue’s kitchen cabinets by MJL’s big head...

Four of Rue's Green Mugs

Rue actually had twelve of these green mugs – you can see them over the microwave just above Rue’s head in the photo posted – and we all used them all the time. They were not only good for coffee or tea, but since they were microwave safe, we used them to heat up whatever we...

Rue's Cruet with Stopper (New Photo*)

At first we didn’t think this stopper went with this cruet; because Rue’s cruet collection consisted of Depression Era cut glass pieces and this stopper is lead crystal. But then, we looked really closely at the cruet and, guess what? We think it is crystal, too. There are no...

Rue's Filched Sugar Pourer

Here we go again, yet another piece of evidence from Rue McClanahan’s International filching crime spree. We actually don’t know if this 6.75″ sugar pourer was nabbed during the modeling trip to Germany Rue took in the ’90s, from whence those gorgeous images come, or...

Rue's Set of Five Pink Champagne Glasses

How fabulous are these? Rue’s Depression Era pink champagne glasses! She was one of those people who liked modern style champagne flutes, but LOVED old-fashioned, sorbet style champagne glasses. Then, the fact that they were pink just sent Rue’s love for them over the top. There...

Rue's Framed RARE Frank Sinatra Movie Marquee Poster

Many people remember Shelley Winters from her later work – Like “The Poseidon Adventure” – when she had already changed physically, but back in the day, she was a glamor girl. Rue owned this rare marquee display from a movie that Ms. Winters starred in with none other...

Another Framed Doily from Rue's Collection

You can see this framed doily against the far wall in the photo taken of Rue’s doily collection in the master bedroom of her Manhattan apartment. This is a uniquely shaped piece, and the professional framer did an excellent job custom cutting a couple layers of matting to surround the...

Another Charger from Rue's Collection

Here is another charger from Rue’s collection. These beautiful plates are 13.5″ across and are made for either use or display; they have holes in the back if you want to put a loop in and hang it somewhere. Rue did both; some she displayed on the walls of her dining room and some...

Sorbet Style Champagne Glass and Fruit Bowl

Rue had an EXTREMELY sensitive palate, and at times had EXTREMELY sensuous reactions to tastes. For example, she was a firm believer in having fresh strawberries with her champagne. She claimed the strawberry would do something to her taste buds that would render the champagne completely...

Rue's Cracked Glaze Tea Glasses

For some reason, we failed to shoot the bottoms and insides of this pair of Rue’s tea glasses. I just shot them leaning up against a folder with my portable camera; I wanted you to be able to see the bases and also how smooth they are inside. The color looks very different with my camera...

Rue's Set of Three Stacking Pink Depression Era Plates

The fact that all three of these pink Depression Era stacking plates still exist is amazing. None of them broke over the decades of use, and we don’t even see any chips or cracks. Can you see them in front of the ruby goblets and under the blue thing in the initial inventory shot? We...

Rue's Vintage Amberina Glass Heart

Valentine’s Day is coming and here is a unique gift for you and/or your beloved. First of all, don’t you just love the word AMBERINA? From what we’ve been told, that is what this orange/yellow/red Depression Era glass is called. Second, Rue used this piece as a mini-candy...

Rue's Old Plate

This old plate – made prior to 1938, since that is when the company stopped production – used to sit on an antique apothecary cabinet in the foyer of Rue’s apartment. The intention was to throw Rue’s door keys on it so she’d always know where they were. However,...

Rue's Bumpy "Milk Glass" Plate

Isn’t this plate cool? It is all bumpy on one side and smooth on the other, not to mention the fading white border that makes it classic “Milk Glass.” Rue’s bumpy plate does NOT seem to have any chips or cracks. The piece measures 8.5″ across and it comes with a...

A Basket from Rue's American Indian Art Collection

You know how there are baskets all over the place? You’ve got baskets that fruit or flowers came in, baskets that you bought at any store for a few dollars, and baskets that you have no idea where they came from, but they’ve always been around. Well, this is DEFINITELY NOT one of...

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