After a year long struggle, Wayne Newton has finally set the date for the first public tours of his home. In an interview with The Associated Press, he said that the first tours are due to commence in February 2012. On display will be 17th century antiques, fine art and celebrity collectibles.
The singer is based in Las Vegas, which is also one of his nicknames, and is known best for his song ‘Danke Schoen’, which was released in 1963. The singers’ home in Newton covers an impressive 10,000 square feet, and features Arabian horses and South African penguins in addition to the antiques. Among the collectibles are a guitar which belonged to Johnny Cash, a watch of Nat King Cole and a champagne glass which Frank Sinatra once drank from.
The antiques, dating back to the 17th century, were collected from European castles and were occasionally given as gifts from celebrity friends and coaches who helped the star find fame. When the renovations are complete, Wayne and his wife and daughter intend to live in a small house in the grounds, which will leave the main home available for public tours.
A number of people prefer to browse around antique stores in a peaceful environment, where you can obtain advice and information while admiring the antiques. In the UK, antique furniture is a popular purchase which also has a practical use in the home. For quality antique pieces like antique dining chairs , try Lancashire where you will find a host of antique dealers, without a hint of penguins or horses in sight.
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