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Holiday time!!

We love January – it is time to take a break, head to the beach with a basket (of course) and catch up on all the admin and stock taking that we couldn’t do before Christmas.

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We will be back at the markets later in January so if you want a basket our online shop is the way to go!!  Also a reminder that we have our fantastic St James tee shirts available on line. The 3/4 sleeve  galathee top is perfect for summer evenings. Made of amazing light cotton they are wear so well. Available in white and red stripes too.

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Basket of the month

 

TD001 Basket Photography 1 Voila our lovely short handle classic basket! Perfect for everything – the beach, shopping, picnics.  A medium sized basket with a thick, comfy short leather handle. This one and more is available over on the My Shop page.

 

Markets for January

MPPM

We start back on Wednesday 25th January – just in time to pick up some gourmandise before Australia Day.

 

Carriageworks

Our first Saturday back is 28th January.  From 8am to 1pm – Wilson street Darlington. We have a new market cycle this year @ Carriageworks we will be there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

 

Happy New Year to all

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Count down til Christmas

Ho Ho Hello there

 

We are in the final days before Christmas – we have been posting every day and will do so until Thursday 22nd Dec (no promises baskets will arrive if they are out of state though).

 

 

We have 2 final markets this week:

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Moore Park Christmas market  Wednesday 21st Dec 8am to 2pm in the Showring.

 

Carriageworks

Carriageworks Christmas Market Friday night 23rd Dec @ Carriageworks 4pm to 9pm. For last minute food and gift shopping.

 

In the meantime we are Popped up in Paddington @frenchclass for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Then we will be taking a break but still posting online orders of course.

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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.

 

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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

MPPM

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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They have arrived!!

After a wait of more that a the normal few months the new container of baskets has arrived.  Not even giant African snails could hold them back.

We have lots of new styles and plenty of favourite back in stock with more coming onto the shop in the coming days. So great having all the variety back.

 

Basket of the month

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Sunny sunny sunny! Fabulous classic basket with a dyed yellow base. It comes with the practical short and long double handles. See this and more on our shop page.

 

Markets for November

The fun continues!

 

Wednesday and Saturdays every week @ Moore Park Produce market in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. Market open from 8am to 2pm.

Saturday 5th  & 26th Carriageworks Farmers market, Wilson Street from 8am to 1pm. Baskets only.

Saturday 19th Northside Produce market, Miller Street North Sydney from 8am to midday.

Double Bay festival Sunday 6th November – all day

Pin Oak Fair –  Oxley College Burradoo Fair 12th November 9am to 3pm.

Nargoon Pop Up – Gundagai Thursday 24th from 10-3pm

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Cambridge Christmas market Sunday 27th 9am to 3pm Vaucluse Primary school.

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See you soon at a market xx

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New Shipment

We are so excited – our new shipment arrives next week. All our favourite baskets will be back in stock and some cool new styles too. It is always like Christmas opening the container and unpacking the stock.  Keep an eye on the website as those out of stocks are replaced!

 

Basket of the Month

Classic basket with buckle Classic basket with a handy strap and buckle. Perfect for carrying over the shoulder and using as an everyday tote as it can be buckled close.  Visit Shop page for this and all our other great baskets.

 

 

Markets for October 

MPPM

You can find us every Wednesday and Saturday in October from 8am to 2pm in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park.

 

Carriageworks

Saturday 1st and 29th October  from 8am to 1pm at the Carriageworks Precinct Wilson Street.

Northside markets

North Sydney Produce market Saturday 15th October from 8am to midday, on Miller Street.  2 duck is there every 3rd Saturday with all our fabulous wares.

 

Plus the Street Food and Produce market Thursday 6th and 27th October  from 8am to 2pm – we are joining the street vibe for the Good Food Month markets.

 

Fairs and Festivals

CMRI Wagga Wagga Christmas Fair at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club, Wagga Wagga  21 and 22 October.

Our chance to get out on the road and visit the Riverina.  We will be bringing our fantastic new baskets, table linens, St James tee shirts, raffia hats and more ..

Woollahra Public School  Trick or Treat harvest fair  Sunday 30th October 10am to 3pm.

 

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One for the diary:  Double Bay Street Festival – Sunday 6th November 10am to 3pm.

Merci and see you soon.

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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.

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Merci et à bientôt  2 duck.

 

 

 

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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!!

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April

Autumn is on it way, so are the April school holidays and of course Mothers Day.

2 duck trading has the perfect baskets to help you at the holidays and of course for every Mother.

 

Basket of the Month

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Classics

The medium and large long handle basket are the classic in market baskets. Strong and durable with a thick leather handle and leather trim – they are prefect for everything that mothers have to do.  To celebrate Mothers Day and for the month of April 2 duck trading has a fantastic special offer for these classic baskets  and all our other baskets free shipping in Australia!!  A saving of $15 per basket.  Offer available  from 1st April to 6th May. Pop over to our shopping page to get your basket now.

 

Our Markets for April

EQ Village market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8-2pm, in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter  Moore Park.  Visit us  for our full range of fantastic French market baskets, St James tee shirts, gourmet French food, table linens – table cloths, napkins, placemats, runner, tea towels and more

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Carriageworks Farmers market – Saturdays 9th and 23rd April for our full range of French market baskets. the market is open from 8am to 1pm.

Northside Produce market – Saturday 16th April from 8am to midday for our full range of market baskets plus our French table linens and French vintage selection.

 

See you soon.

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March

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2 duck for March

After the busyness of February and the trade fair we are back to our markets and planning for events and preparing for our next shipment.

Basket of the Month

Rustic Long handled basket

The baskets with leather trim and thick comfy handles are amongst the strongest and most durable in our range. This basket adds rustic charm to the classic style. Woven in the rarer dwarf palm tree leaf it has a rougher and more raw look. Made in the western part of Morocco nearer the coast it reflects the traditions of that area. This and all our baskets available on the buy basket online page – buy baskets

 

Markets for March

EQ

Every Wednesday and Saturday at the Entertainment Quarter market, Moore Park from 8-2pm. Please note we are away exceptionally Saturday 12th and 26th March. For baskets,  table linens, woven hats, coated table cloths, St James tee shirts and more.

Carriageworks

Saturday 5th March from 8 – 1pm for our full range of baskets.

Markets

Northside Produce Market on Miller  – Saturday 19th March from 8- midday, for baskets, French linens and more.

Burrawang Easter fair 

Easter Saturday – 26th March in the main street of Burrawang – Southern Highlands for a full street fair. 2 duck is in our usual spot just across from the iconic Burrawang Hotel. See you there!!

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Unfortunately due to some difficulties between the local community and Marrickville Council this event has been postponed!! Until later in the year. Such a shame as we visited the Precinct and thought it would be fantastic.

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