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Jul302011

Saturday shop ... The Society Inc

I only managed to fit in a few shops when I was in Sydney just over a week ago. Don't ask ... after all your marvelous suggestions I threw my back out and could barely walk. One shop I HAD to visit was Sibella Court's The Society Inc. Amazing! This wunderkammer of a shop is a must see on your Sydney travels. Two tiny rooms in a bijou Paddington terrace. Two tiny rooms packed to the rafters with the unusual, the quirky, the weird and the beautiful. Like a bowerbird's nest. Like an old hardware store. Like a step back in time. Like a dream. Only Sibella could pull it all together and make it work. On a wet, miserable day I was giddy with excitement.  (Apologies again for my point and click pics. One day I'll buy a decent camera. Have promised myself a fabulous rug first :P)

  

  

  

Reader Comments (11)

That looks incredilble! Like something out of Diagon Ally actually..
Where those teeth on that table?!

30 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMrs BC

Looks gorgeous! I'll have to pop by sometime soon :)

I would have a problem here, because it looks like such a fun collection of items.
(but are those teeth on that table?!)

30 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhomestilo

My turn: Are those teeth on that table?

30 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

the "Alibaba Cavern'...omg!! lucky girl!!!!
xxx

30 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCez

Yes ... porcelain teeth. The type dentists used in days gone by. I bought a double row sheet. And a couple of glass skulls, some shells and sea dollars, some hand forged nails, cardboard number stencils, some cool rubber bands, a couple of natural fibre tiebacks and a knitted rat dissection. (I used to be a medical student which may, or may not, explain my need for a such an object.)

30 Jul 2011 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Oh Jo, THANK you for this online walk. I really wanted to see how this shop looks like and now thanks to you I have an idea. it is a really dreamy place. thanks.
xxx,
radostina

30 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRadostina

Your pictures are excellent, thanks for taking them and sharing with us. I could spend hours in this place...

31 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I just read an article about Sibella Court in the August issue of Living Etc so it was a nice surprise to see her here also! Love it, thanks for sharing!

31 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

That's on my list of dream shops! Thank you for taking pics and sharing them :) I love that she calls it a haberdashery, sounds like a little adventure in shopping...

1 Aug 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranne-marie

I swear if I ever come to australia it will be to visit this shop. this is the best glimpse I've had of it. thank you, thank you.

1 Aug 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdana

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