Interior stylist, author and our dear friend Sibella Court is back. Well, not back back, as she’s likely at a far-off flea market or forgotten antique fair, but back with a brand new literary adventure, Bowerbird. In the follow-up to her 2011 bestseller Nomad (and the two others before that), Sibella reveals a rare glimpse into the personal collections she’s curated while travelling the globe. Our years spent working alongside Sibella have been filled with such inspiring trips, each a chance to see her knack for unearthing treasure in action. This time, however, Sibella is bringing her finds home to us—tag along as she shares a few gems discovered in Scotland.
Curtain Hooks £5
Unicorn Antiques, Edinburgh "Strangely enough, I really enjoy discovering hard-to-find window treatment hardware. It always comes in handy and looks pretty enough to be on show. Handstitch it to some linen and viola: a curtain."
Charity shop, Oban "I was waiting for the car ferry whilst island hopping in the Western Isles when I bought these at the local charity shop. They are competitive darts, but made of feathers and wood and all things nice."
Unicorn Antiques, Edinburgh "An essential item for any road trip! It has a knife and a corkscrew.”
Porcelain Insects £5
Unicorn Antiques, Edinburgh "These butterflies and moths feel like they could be from Nymphenburg. I love their fineness and their touch of fantasy and magic."
Unicorn Antiques, Edinburgh" I find it so hard to pass up a shield, especially when it can be added to the amulets I wear around my neck. These have come to be a reflection of the places I visit."
Spoons: £5 & £10
Unicorn Antiques, Edinburgh "Every trip, I seem to come home with utensils. I like to mix-and-match them for conversation around the dinner table. The size of the tablespoon is lovely—it’s cut from one piece of horn! The small silver emblem matches that of my shop, The Society Inc., so how could I resist?"