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October

We have landed back in Sydney in time for a few markets at the end of the month and of course our new shipment of baskets!!

Our birthday!!

It is also 10 years since we took over 2 duck trading co and we are so delighted to celebrate with all our new baskets!! Here is a sneak peak of our new full bling baskets in gold and bronze!!

 

 

Moore Park Foodies Market

Wednesday 25th and Saturday 28th: in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter from 8-2pm.

 

CMRI Wagga Wagga Christmas Fair

We love coming down to Wagga Wagga for this lovely fair. We will bring down a great selection of baskets, table linens, St James tee shirts, crochets hats and more to be part of this fabulous 2 days event at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Friday and Saturday 27th and 28th October.

 

New Shipment

Any day now we will have the final clearance of the new shipment of baskets to bring to you. Once they are in stock we will be updating our website so keep an eye out for them

 

Markets in November

Coming up we have the fantastic:

FANS French market at Killarney Height on Sunday 5 November  – celebrating all things French!!

 

Iris Country Fair:  Saturday 18th November Frensham School Mittagong

Italian Street Festival: Sunday 19th November Glenmore Road @ the Intersection.

 

See you at the markets

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September

Spring and don’t we love it!!  While we wait for our new shipment of baskets to arrive  we still have plenty of great baskets to enjoy getting out in the spring conditions.  All our rectangle baskets are great for picnics and our classic baskets just swing over the shoulder and away you go!!

We are lucky enough to be off to France at the end of September for a month. More work on our little country house, some sourcing of product and a bit of holiday. We are back 22nd October. Our online sales and wholesales will be continuing as normal with a little help from our friends.

 

Basket of the Month

Large double handle basket – one of our favourite classic baskets.  This and all our others over on the My Shop page.

 

 

Markets

We are in the season of spring fairs and special events – here is what is coming up this month!

Shore American Tea: Friday 8 September 8-2pm at Shore School North Sydney

Sydney Grammar Prep Family Fun Day:  Saturday 9th September 1.30-5

Wenona Fair Day: Saturday 16th September, 10 -3pm, Wenona School North Sydney

Cambridge Market  Sunday 17th  Watson Bay.

 

Regular markets: 

Moore Park Foodies market: every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter until Wednesday 20 September.

Carriageworks Farmer Market: Saturday  9th September 8-1pm At the Carriagework Precinct.

 

Away in France from 22nd Sept to 22nd October.  Back on deck 23rd October. Just in time to head down to Wagga Wagga for the annual CMRI Christmas fair 27th and 28th October.

 

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August

As plastic bag free July draws to a close how wonderful to see some movement from our large supermarket chains regarding single use plastic bags. I can’t believe it has taken so long!!

I lived in France in the 90’s and single use plastic bags had been phased out many years before, so that a visit to the hypermarche saw shoppers arriving with their baskets and a collection of reusable bags to do their large shop. Of course the use of baskets is very common at the markets and in many village and towns across France. We need to do the same here in Australia!  At 2 duck we are doing our bit!! Our baskets are very strong and do last – so you can shop at the super market or farmers market and carry all your shopping. You may need 2 baskets to fit it in!!   Make the change if you haven’t already and get a basket. Use it, help stop the use of unnecessary plastic.

 

Basket of the Month

 

 Stylish, strong and covered in a layer of jute – with long thick leather handles and leather trim – this basket is great. Perfect for a shopping. Fabulous rustic style!

 

Life Instyle Melbourne

We are exhibiting this year in the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton at the August top boutique trade event. We can be found at Stand 1554 – in a very similar spot to last year. We will be featuring our new range of baskets but will have our classics on show too.  The event is every day from Thursday 3rd to Sunday  6th August. For all our  wonderful stockists pop in and say hello and see the baskets.

 

Markets for August

 

  As we are in Melbourne we be back at the market from 9th August – every Wednesday and Saturday there after. From 9-2pm in the Show ring at the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park.

  2 duck with be in attendance at the Carriageworks Farmers market  12th and 26th August  from 8 to 1pm.

 

A day of beautiful Things

Club Rose Bay –  Thursday 10 August from 10 – 3pm. Join me and a small  collection of beautiful retailers with our wonderful wares. Find us just past the Lynne Park tennis on the corner of New South Head rd and Vickery Ave.

 

Rose Bay Farmer Market

15 August in Pannerong Park Rose Bay for this lovely market. From 8 til 2 pm.

 

  2 duck will be at Northside Produce market the 19th August. From 8 til Midday. Millar Street North Sydney.

 

Ascham Tennis Day Sunday 20th August – at Ascham school from 11 am until 4pm. School fete day and fair.

Loreto Kiribili Spring Fair Sunday 27th August – at Loreto School, Kiribili from 10 to 4 pm.

 

 

See you at the markets

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Vive la révolution!!

 

July will be a busy month in the  2 duck trading calendar. Normally we are in France but this year we are here get to be part of the Bastille Revolution Festival and we are soo excited. We have lots of new St James styles coming for the festival.  http://bastillefestival.com.au/bastille-festival-sydney-2017/

 

Basket of the Month

One of our favourite styles is our basket of the month. The medium rustic rectangle basket.  A perfect size for shopping or even a mobile office. This is the basket we use for all our market admin.  Made from the rarer dwarf palm leaf with short strong leather handles. This basket stands well and is the perfect size for daily shopping, a sport run or a trip to the bank. Visit this basket and the rest of the range over on the shop page.

 

Markets for July

Moore Park Foodies Market at the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter – this month we will be attending on 1st, 5th, 8th. Then 19th, 22nd and 26th July.

 

Carriageworks Farmers market

 Saturdays mornings 8th and 22nd July at Carriageworks from 8 to 1 pm.

 

Bastille Festival

  The festival is from 13th to 16th July in the whole Circular Quay precinct.  2 duck trading can be found at the French Emporium village in Scout Plaza right down near Circular Quay. We will bring our full range of baskets, St James tee shirts, hats, table linens and more.

 

Back to Newington Day:  At Newington school, Stanmore –  29th July from 8am to 4pm. For our full range of baskets, St James tee shirts, hand  crochet raffia hats and our beautiful table linens.

 

Up and coming:

August is coming around soon and 2 duck will be exhibiting once again at Life Instyle Melbourne. Visit us at our same spot Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August in the beautiful Exhibition building Carlton for our new range of baskets for this coming Summer.

 

Merci et à bientôt

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April update.

As I write the rain is pelting down and I am thinking of friends and stockists living and working on the East Coast – wow it is wet. This is from Sydney and I am sure it is much worse elsewhere. Seems like we have had unprecedented rains of late. This is giving new meaning to being wet ducks!!  My thoughts are with those with roofs blown off and gardens and homes in turmoil!!

We will be away for part of April visiting Cambodia but our onlines will still be processed as normal. See the dates for all our April markets below. Of course it is Easter and we will definitely be at the Burrawang Easter Fair. Rain or shine for this favourite market.

Remember too Mothers Day is coming and there isn’t anything better to get a busy Mum than a French market basket! So many options to choose from on the Our Shop page. http://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/market-basket/

 

Basket of the Month

 

A classic basket with leather trim and long handles.  This basket is an variation on the original classic basket with leather trim as it has an extra woven rim and base for extra strength and stability.  A medium size basket with long thick comfy leather handles it is perfect for all the carrying we do!! It is on special until the end of April for the fête des mêre. 

 

Markets for April

We will be at Moore Park produce market Wednesday 5th and 26th and Saturday 1st, 8th and 29th of April. For baskets, fine French food, St James tee shirts and all our great table linens.

For Goodness SakeFair Farmers market at the Royal Randwick Racecourse Sunday 9th April.  8 am to 3pm.  With our baskets, St James Tee shirts and a selection of table linens.

 

We will be at the market only on Saturday 8th April. For baskets.

 

Burrawang Easter market

Saturday April 15th from 8am to 3pm in the main street of the historic Burrawang Village. We are in our same spot as last year just across the road from the Burrawang Pub. We will have a big piles or 2 of baskets, our great St James tee shirts and plenty of lovely linens. See you there. Check the website for all the info there are some changes for parking and traffic.

http://www.burrawangeastermarket.com  or check their Facebook page @burrawangeastermarket

 

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Noël Noël

We have arrived at December and the final month of the year!!

We still  have lots of markets, some great events and one more pop up shop for the year  to come.  Plenty of baskets, St James teeshirts  online too.

Online orders – we are posting everyday at the moment and will make every effort to get parcels out as quickly as possible.

 

Basket of the month

TD002 Basket Photography 3a A festive change to the classic market basket with long red leather handles. A perfect beach, market and every day tote baskets with long leather handles for over the shoulder carrying. See this and many more on the baskets section of the shop.

 

2 duck Pop Up shop @frenchclass

After the classes are finished at frenchclass we are popping up for the last week before Christmas Monday 19th to Friday 23rd December.

For  all our baskets, St James tee shirts, table linens, French vintage linen and more..

 

 

Markets for December

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Moore Park Produce market every Wednesday and Saturday of December until the Xmas market on Wednesday 21st Dec. Market then re opening on Wednesday 11th January. We have a great range of French gourmet foods available at the market for the festive season and will be taking orders for foie gras, duck confit, snails.  Call 0404259986 to order.

 

Carriageworks Farmers market

Carriageworks

Saturday 3rd and 10th December  from 8am to 1pm. For baskets only.

Carriageworks Christmas market Friday 23rd Dec from 4pm to 9pm for all the last minute Xmas shopping food, gifts, and more. We will have baskets, table linen….

 

Northside Produce market

Northside markets

We will be there Saturday 17th from 8am to midday for the final market of the year at Northside.

 

Wahroonga Street fair

Sunday 4th December in the Wahroonga shopping village. We are in our usual spot just on the corner of Redleaf and Railway Ave. Open from 10 to 4pm this is a fantastic annual shopping day.

 

Sydney Living Museum Hyde Park Barracks Christmas fair

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Thursday 14th December at the Hyde Park Barracks from 4 to 8pm for foodie gifts and 2 duck wares and so much more.

 

Hard to Find  & House and Garden Christmas market

Sunday 18th December at the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park –  10 to 5pm.

 

So many opportunities to shop before the holiday season.

 

 

 

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September – Spring!!

September marks the beginning of the Spring fairs and the advent of good weather! We love it at 2 duck!! We are also waiting for our new shipment and will have lots of great new baskets coming plus all of our favourite classics. More info to come. Also as many of you know I love vintage French linen and always bring some back from France. We are having one of the first pop up shops for 2016 in September too. So busy busy busy.

 

Baskets of the Month

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What better way to kick of  this post with a sale!! As we wait for the new shipment  to arrive we need to make space in the warehouse. So from now until end of September all classic double handle baskets and classic leather trim baskets are reduced.

 Classic medium trim

Pop over the shopping page to get one of these beauties!!!

 

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Pop Up Linen Shop

 

This year I have bought a lovely selection vintage French linen from Drome and Ardeche. Beautiful night dresses, embroidered sheets and pillow cases, white tablecloths & matching napkins, tea towels, bed covers and much more.

Visit our Pop up shop @ frenchclass in Paddington –  Friday 16th September from 10.30-5pm.

32 Glenmore Road just off the corner of the intersection.

 

Our Markets for September

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Moore Park Produce market: Every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring @theentertainmentquarter from 8am to 2pm,

Carriageworks Farmers market: Saturday 3rd & 24th September 8-1pm,

Northside Produce market: Saturday 17th September 8-12pm.

 

Spring Fairs

Shore American Tea: Shore School 2nd September

Bronte House Spring Fair: Bronte House Sunday 18th September 10 – 2pm.

Bronte House fair

 

Merci et à bientôt  2 duck.

 

 

 

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August

We are back from France and right into everything!

Next week 2 duck trading co heads to Melbourne for the Life Instyle trade fair – Back to the Source. What could be more back to the source than 2 duck and our fantastic, natural and sustainable baskets. We are delighted to be showcasing our new Spring and Summer collection next week. Lots of old favourites plus some very new styles. Find us in the beautiful Royal Exhibition building Carlton in the Life Instyle section stand 1554 from Thursday 4-7 August.

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Basket  of the Month – Bucket basket

Bucket basket

Round like a bucket, deep but very practical the bucket basket come in 3 styles – baby, medium and medium with a leather trim. All with a long leather handles. Visit our shop page for these and all our other baskets.

 

Markets for August

MPPM From Wednesday 10th August and then every Saturday and Wednesday for the rest of the month. @Moore Park Produce market (formerly EQ Village markets) Moore Park from 8am to 2pm.

Northside markets Saturday 20th August from 8-midday. Find us on Miller Street. We will be showing some of our recently sourced French linen too.

Carriageworks Saturday 27th August from 8am to 1pm. Carriageworks Precinct Darlington. For baskets only!!

 

Loreto Kiribilli Spring Fair Saturday 28th August 10.00-3pm.

 

Ciao from 2 duck xx

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Off to France

Time for our annual pilgrimage to France.  This little house needs some more love and attention. We are back from France mid July but all our online sales are still operational in our absence. We will be collecting more vintage linen and checking out all the latest trends. Follow us on Instagram for our adventures.

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Basket of the Month

Our most classic and iconic basket – the double handle market basket. Equipped with short and long leather strap handles this basket is perfect for everything! It is our most popular basket! We love it. Strong, durable, made for carrying loads of shopping this is the one you see everywhere in France. Loaded with baguettes, flowers and veggies and more. A real worker. See this basket and all the others on our shopping page.

 

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Markets in June

Moore Park Produce Market (formerly EQ Village markets) @ the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park – Saturday 4th June 8-2pm.

Carriageworks Farmers market Saturday 4th June 8am -1pm.

 

July

Moore Park Produce Market @ Entertainment Quarter from 20th July – every Wednesday and Saturday 8-2pm.

Carriageworks Farmers Market – Saturday 23rd July 8-1pm

Back to Newington Day – Newington School Saturday 30th July 8.30-4.pm in the Centenary Hall.

 

See you when we are back from France.

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May

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Every where in France in May is the mois du Muguet – the festival of the Lily of the Valley. It heralds the beginning of spring and is one of my favourite traditions in France – everyone gives you a bouquet of muguet as gift of good luck. We will be in France from mid June for a few weeks and and so look forward to getting back in touch with these charming traditions.

Free shipping  – reminder that our offer of free shipping on baskets goes until this Friday 6th May.

Website – we are continuing our revamp of the website and will be bringing more products – the St James tee shirts and our lovely linens. Keep checking back to see what is new.

Basket of the Month

Rustic rectangles

The rectangle baskets in rustic weave our one of our most popular styles and an on going favourite. Woven in the rustic weave from the dwarf palm tree leaf they are strong, durable and so practical. With short thick comfortable handles they are perfect for every type of carrying – shopping and more. Pop on to the buy a basket page  for these baskets and many more.

 

Markets for May

EQ Village market under the canopy @ the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park – every Wednesday and Saturday in May (except Saturday 28th May) from 8am to 2pm.

Carriageworks Carriageworks Farmers market @ the Carriageworks Precinct  Wilson Street Darlington Saturday 7th, 14th May and 4th June from 8am to 1pm. For our 2 duck baskets only.

Northside marketsNorthside Produce Market on Miller Street  Saturday 21st May from 8am to midday.  this fantastic market is going twice a month. Due to existing commitment we will continue on the 3rd Saturday of the month for the time being. But please support this great market this coming Saturday 7th May!!.

Ascham Tennis and family Fun day  @ Ascham School Saturday 22nd May

 

Muguet 3 a little more – good wishes can never hurt!!

Merci 2 duck trading co