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May

In May we celebrate Mothers. At 2 duck we feel supporting Mothers is our number 1 activity!!

We have a wonderful selection of baskets that are perfect for all the pursuits of the mothers in our lives.

Please pop over to the shop and make your selection. We are running our $10 off special until Mother’s Day – 13th may.

 

Basket of the Month

 

The medium lace trim basket is my personal favourite. Featuring the fine delicate weaving to make the lace trim. It comes in 2 sizes small and medium – both with thick long comfy leather handles and the beautiful fine lace work border. See this basket and many more on the My Shop page.

 

Markets for May

 

 

 

 The Market at the Entertainment Quarter  is on every Wednesday and every Saturday and we are there from 8am to 2pm. Find us in the Showring. Please note that we are away Wednesday  23rd May for family reasons.

 

  Carriageworks Farmers Market is on every Saturday.  We can be found there on 12th and 26th May this month.

 

 

Northside Produce market is on from 8am til midday. The market is on the 1st and 3rd of every month. You can find us there on 19th May.

 

Have a great month of May.

Miriam and Martine 2 duck trading co xx

 

 

 

 

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April

Mother’s Day is coming in early May – we have the perfect Mother’s Day presents which are beautiful, practical for many Mother’s daily lives and ethical too. What better place to get a pressie for your Mum.

As the Autumn days come on us we notice we are selling more baskets for harvesting and gathering fruit and vegetables. We love hearing how you are using the baskets. So do send us your photos. We think our baskets are perfect for loads of autumn goodness. Especially the newly uploaded rush baskets – see this basket pictured plus the whole range over on the shop.

 

Basket of the Month

 Our fantastic jute basket is our feature basket and also on special for the month of April!!  Pictured is the long handle leather trim basket with the added strength and style of the jute covering.  A charming rustic delight. Also available in short handle style too. See this and all our other great baskets over on our shop page.

 

Markets in April

 EQ market at Moore Park is on every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Market closed ANZAC day.

 Carriageworks Farmers market is on every Saturday you can find us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. This month that is 14th and 28th April. The market is open from 8am to 1pm sharp.

 

 Northside Market is on 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month in Miller Street, North Sydney. We are there on the 3rd Saturday 21st April.  From 8am to midday.

 

Upcoming events May

 

  We are participating in the Argyle Affair – a curated shopping event in Camden. Every day from 9-3pm.

 

All the best from 2 duck

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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

 

Keep dry.

Miriam

 

 

 

 

 

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Egg collecting!! Easter markets.

Time to think about collecting little Easter eggs. We have something for you!! See all our small cute little baskets just perfect for little hands to collect any type of egg!!

Baby Open Weave

Baby bucket

Baby basket

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So many options to choose from!!

All available on the Our Baskets page http://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/market-basket/

Upcoming events – Easter Saturday market

Burrawang Easter Market – on Saturday 15th April in the streets of  the delightful Burrawang village in the Southern Highlands. 2 duck will be in our traditional spot just across from the pub. With lots of baskets, St James tee shirts and great table linens.

 

Traditional Easter eggs

Happy hunting!!

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Autumn is coming!

Wow after such a full on summer it is lovely to have some relief from the heat. Perfect for our wonderful St James tops.

Made in France from lovely light weight cotton they perfect for the coming demi season. We have several styles;  the 3/4 sleeve Galathee style specially for woman in white and navy or white with red stripes. Or the long sleeve unisex style Minquier. We also have a range for kids in the long sleeve  Minquier style. So French!! So perfect.

 

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Basket of the Month

Rustic Long handled basket As the weather turns rustic so too do our lovely baskets. This is a beauty – made of  leaves of the dwarf palm tree and woven in a rustic style. This basket has a larger woven oval base and leather trim and long leather handles and a greener look to the palm leaf.  You can find this rustic style in this classic shape and also our rustic rectangle baskets. Visit our shop for this basket and more..

 

Markets for March

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Moore Park Produce market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm in the Showring

Carriageworks

We are now at the  the  2nd and 4th Saturday‘s of the month. 11th and 25th March at the Carriageworks Precinct from 8am to 1pm.

Northside markets

2 duck will be at Northside Produce market Saturday 18th March from 8am to midday.

 

New Market!!!!

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For Goodness Sake Fair Farmers market at Royal Randwick Racecourse. It’s on every Sunday from 8 -3 pm.  Starting Sunday 19th March.

2 duck is joining and we will be there Sunday 19th and 26th March.

 

Bye and see you at the markets. 2 duck

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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

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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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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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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!!

The market tales

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.

Merci 2 duck