useful vintage

A great variety of goods at Useful Vintage.

I was one week from my due date about two months ago, and my husband and I were tooling (more like waddling), around Georgetown, killing time. Georgetown is actually home to quite a few second-hand treasure troves.  When I walked into Useful Vintage Goods, however, I knew I was somewhere special. The shop boasts a mixture of vintage furniture, artwork and signage from various eras.

While there, I snapped a picture of this amazing counter-height wood topped work table, took its measurements and went home.  I forgot to grab a business card, and at that time, I was in the worst stage of prego-brain imaginable.  I got home, decided it would more than suffice as a much-needed desk, and figured I would call them on Monday. Well, Monday came, and I felt horrible. Not only that, I couldn’t remember the store’s name, so I couldn’t find them online!  On Wednesday, I finally made it over there (This was good, since  unbeknownst to me, they are closed Sunday-Tuesday). The perfect work table was gone; it sold sometime after I had left the store the previous Saturday.

Luckily, there was a new piece in with my name on it.  Just the right dimensions, a terrific, rusty patina, and it was a great price to boot. Owner Lori Brooks felt so bad that I had missed out on the first table that she offered to clear coat my soon-to-be desk and deliver it as well.  Needless to say, I am so happy with the way things turned out. I love my desk, though I rarely sit at it because I am still in search of the perfect chair!

My metal desk from Useful Vintage Goods.

Georgetown shop Useful Vintage Goods has gotten off to a fantastic start.  They offer an impressive variety of vintage and salvage furniture and accessories at great prices. The customer service is wonderful too. Super friendly co-owners and sisters Amy Click and Lori Brooks are fun to talk to and have great taste. The inventory is constantly evolving and never dull.  A new go-to shop for that one-of-a-kind conversation piece!

Vintage shoe forms turned functional wall art.
Useful Vintage has everything from tiny buttons to case goods and enormous letters.


  1. Wish we would have stopped in to the store while we were in town! Good excuse for another trip out west! Love your desk, rusty in all the right places.

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