Saturday shop … The Society Inc

Posted on Sat, 30 Jul 2011 by midcenturyjo

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)




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

homestilo says:

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

Sparky says:

My turn: Are those teeth on that table?

Cez says:

the "Alibaba Cavern'…omg!! lucky girl!!!!

midcenturyjo says:

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.)

Radostina says:

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.

Sarah says:

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

Jennifer says:

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!

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…

dana says:

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.

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