useful vintage

16 Jan

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.

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2 Responses to “useful vintage”

  1. Ellen Diaz January 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Sounds like a cool place…nice to have the pictures since I won’t be back to Seattle for awhile!

  2. Aimee January 25, 2011 at 1:45 am #

    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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