Taylor Swift loves vintage, spotted at Nashville antiques shows

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Who says there are no young buyers attending Antique Shows these days?
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You never know who will show up at the Nashville shows. Country music’s hottest new star, 19 year old Taylor Swift, took a few hours off of her busy schedule to enjoy one of her favorite hobbies, looking for some treasures. On Oct. 31 at the recent Music Valley and Tailgate Shows in Nashville, word spread quickly around the two shows that Swift and her family were shopping and buying small items.

Taylor Swift, center, with dealer Marilyn Haley, left, and Bea Starr, right. Starr is the mother of show promoter Kay Puchstein.

Swift is one of today’s hottest young stars. At the prestigious Country Music Awards presentation Nov. 11, Taylor was honored with the Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and was the youngest singer ever to be awarded the highest honor of Entertainer of the Year. To top that off, at the American Music Awards held Nov. 22, Taylor Swift won five awards including the highest honor of Artist of the Year.

In between looking and shopping for antiques, Taylor and her family stopped at many of the 300 booths to sign autographs and pose for pictures with the dealers. One dealer from Vermont said that Taylor was looking at an item in her booth priced at $140. The dealer told Taylor she would take $100 for it and Taylor said she would take it but she wanted to pay her the $140.
The next Antiques at Music Valley and Tailgate Antique shows will be held Feb. 11-13, 2010, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville.

For more information on the Music Valley Antiques Show and the Tailgate shows in Nashville, contact Kay Puchstein at Jenkins Management at 317-598-0012 or visit the show’s Web site at www.musicvalleyantiquesmarket.com.