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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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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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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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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