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!
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!