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December!

We welcome December, the cherry season and so much that is festive in our lives!   It is a true joy that we have got to this time of the year and we are have been so busy with markets, onlines and wholesales.

There  are still many great events and shopping opportunities to be had in December this year for your festive shopping.  Also from today until December 13th – all baskets ordered online will be sent EXPRESS to make sure they make it in time.

 

 

Baskets of the Month

Our adorable open weave baskets are just so fun and make the best little hamper baskets.  Available in three sizes – you can see them over on our shop page.  Hand woven from the fibre from large palm trees near the desert in Marrakech,  these baskets are in the beautiful blond coloured palm leaf.  They have a short real leather handle, stand well for use around the house or great as a basket filled with seasonal gifts. Find them on our shop page. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/open-weave-basket-medium/

 

Markets

We will be at Carriageworks Farmers market on every Saturday in December,  from 8am to 1pm. As well as the Carriageworks Christmas twilight market on Wednesday 22nd December from 4-9pm.Find us every Saturday in December at Cambridge markets EQ,  with our full range of baskets, hats, St James tops, French festive foods and more.   Remember if you want to order foie gras, duck confit please get in touch via the contact page  with your requests. https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

 

Get ready for this great shopping event on Sunday 5th December  for everything festive and Christmas focused. Over 150 stalls ready to help you get ready for Xmas.  https://www.facebook.com/cambridgemarketssydney

 

 

We are delighted to have two  Le Marche -Willoughby markets prior to Christmas.  Find us on the regular Sunday 12th December and an extra special additional market on the 19th December to make sure you have everything you need to celebrate the French way.

 

Festive joy to you all x

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Where has the year gone? It’s November!

I can’t believe that I am writing the November update – where did the year go? Christmas and the festive season is just around the corner.  Yikes. We are busily posting baskets everyday at the moment and the demand has been incredible. Please don’t delay if you are thinking of getting baskets for Chrissie presents.  Some of the newer baskets will sell out.

 

Back at the markets – We have been so delighted to be back trading at our beloved markets and are truly overwhelmed at the wonderful support we have had.

We are so pleased that we will be trading all of November and have a few special events coming up too. See events below.

Baskets of the Month

We have always quite a range of fun rectangle shaped baskets. Different from the French classics but oh so handy and practical.  The medium rustic baskets is made from a rarer form of palm leaf and is perfect for a weekend away (we can next week), the market, beach or a general tote. See this and the rest of the rectangle styles over on our shop –  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/medium-rustic-basket-with-brown-trim/

Markets

We will be at Carriageworks Farmers market on Saturdays 13th & 27th November.   Starting at 8am til 1pm,  it  has been so be back!Find us every Saturday in November at Cambridge markets EQ, with our full range of baskets, hats, St James tops and more.  Also be prepared the Showring/ canopy area at the market is getting a full face lift and will be a construction site for the next few weeks.  So find the stalls around the concrete area  on the outer ring of the showring.  We will all be there but in different spots than usual. This is expected to be for a few weeks but after that we will have a new and improved market canopy.

 

We have two Le Marche-Willoughby Sundays in November – the 14th and 28th November.  Judging from last Sundays market they will be very popular indeed. In addition to our regular Sunday                                                                                                        Le Marche is planning a Twilight market on Friday 19th November for additional fun. Pop this date in the diary.  Food, wine, shopping and an art exhibition. From 3-9pm at Laurelbank Cottage.

Special events in November/ December

Aside from the Le Marche Twilight market on the 19th November, we are also heading down to Gundagai for the annual Popped Up at Kimo event on Thursday 25th November at Kimo Homestead, open from 10-3pm. https://www.facebook.com/Popped-Up-At-Kimo-193519707365371

Cambridge markets Ultimate Christmas market  Sunday 5th December,  in the Showring EQ –   https://cambridgemarkets.com.au/cronulla-1

 

Take care and hope to see you at a market or an event soon.

2 duck trading co

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October JOY!

The real joy- a  huge bunch of roses! That is what the announcement today of the new roadmap is like!  We can now start planning to  come back to markets and the few end of year events that are still left on our calendar.  Whilst the arrival of our new container has keep us quite busy and we have had a record month online too, it will be so great to see all our lovely clients at the markets come mid October.

Wholesale

Wholesales in September have been very steady. We have been so fortunate that many hamper companies and patisseries have been ordering baskets for gift giving.  It has been a beautiful thing seeing our baskets filled with food, flowers, bottles of bubbles to sharing the love during the lockdown.  We do, of course, have plenty of stock for all our wonderful stockists, so don’t delay in placing your orders.  For new customers just drop us a request for the wholesale code –  https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

Baskets of the Month

Here is another of our newish styles. We had a few last year to try out, but they sold out before we could get them online. A great variation on our most popular double handle basket, this style features a comfy short handle and a long strap handle. Best of both worlds! A brilliant everyday tote, market and beach basket.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/mixed-handle-basket/ So pop over to the shop for this one or any one of our other great baskets.

Markets

We are delight to announce we will be at Carriageworks Farmers market Saturday 9th October. This will be such a celebration and we promise to have a big warehouse sale in honour of the first trading day back!! There after we will be there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Open from 8am.


Thrilled to let you know we will be back at Cambridge markets EQ on Saturday 16th October and there after every Saturday.  So pleased as we will have all our wonderful baskets but a super sized new shipment of raffia hats and all our other goodies.

Oh la la non food traders can return to Le Marche – Willoughby from 24th October and we will be there!  We will then be back at the market every 2nd and 4th Sunday!

All of the markets have been operating in a Covid safe way during the lockdown and will continue to trade with what ever restrictions are in place.

 

Sadly many of the festivals and events that book mark our year are no longer going ahead. We love our trips to the country – CMRI Wagga Wagga, or up to Wahroonga for the annual fair.  We do have hopes for the Popped up in Kimo market in Gundagai  https://www.facebook.com/Popped-Up-At-Kimo-193519707365371  We will keep you posted.  We really look forward to having these events back next year and a resumption of normal trade. Fingers crossed!!

Thanks for your continued support.

2 duck trading co xx

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NEW stock for September

 

Wow in amongst so much difficult news, I am delighted that my new container has arrived and is being unpacked this week!  This arrival is ahead of schedule and we are so pleased that we have all our baskets available again.   It is always such a joy to change those “Out to stock” to “In stock”  Due to the crazy times we don’t have a huge range of new styles,  see below one of the new styles or pop over to the shop to see the rest.

We have put all the baskets back in stock over on our shop but may take a few days to fulfil orders whilst we are unpacking.

 

Baskets of the Month

Introducing the new Lace basket.  This is a medium sized classic basket with the addition of a deep lace woven top and long thick leather handles.  To see this and all our other baskets pop over to the shop https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/lace-basket/

 

 

Wholesale are now open!  We are delighted to present our full collection for this coming Spring and Summer.  If you don’t have our wholesale code please contact us via the contact page https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/   Don’t delay in placing your wholesale orders, even for later in the year, as some styles are very popular and we have limited numbers.

 

Markets

Markets we are still not back at the markets. Our return to the market is going to depend on NSW Health rules on non essential trade. We will be back as soon as we are able to trade. Please remember our wonderful markets are still trading for essential food services.   All our markets are doing an excellent job for safe trading and are an ideal place to go for food. If you shop there you will be supporting a small business too.

Our markets are Covid safe. They are  Cambridge Markets EQ,  Carriageworks Farmers market and  Le Marché-Willoughby.  We really hope that we will be back at the markets in October.

 

Stay safe and well xx

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August and still in lockdown!

Hi all

I can’t really believe that I am writing that we are still in lockdown – but there it is! Then I chatted with my son in the UK and was reminded that they had over 4 months in confinement,  earlier this year, which certainly puts this into Sydney experience into perspective.  Here he is in the dead of winter with his new puppy and of course a basket. There is always a silver lining.

So we just have to keep plodding along. On the bright side the new shipment of baskets is getting so much closer.  They have left Singapore and are steaming their way to Sydney.  It will be such a pleasure to have all the baskets back in stock.

Baskets of the Month

We need a bit of fun and the promise of Spring coming soon! So here is our wonderful cherry basket!  Using the classic double handle strap basket the cherry basket has woollen cherries hand appliquéd onto the basket. Adorable. For this basket and more pop over to our shop page.     https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/cherry-basket/

 

 Whilst the decision to postpone our annual trade fair Life Instyle Melbourne, until next year, has now been taken (sad I was looking forward to our annual trip to Melbourne).  We will still be working on our wholesale offering.  Once the shipment is closer look out for updates. Our wholesale newsletter will start again shortly.  To join our wholesale newsletter sign up with our contact form. https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

Of course our wholesales are still available at this time.  If you don’t already have the code,  just send us a request so you can access the wholesale section.

Markets

Reminder: Whilst we are not at the markets during the stay at home orders if you need anything – table linens, tea towels, pates,  or any of our great range not online just contact us via the contact page https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

All of our great markets are still operating for essential food services. It is wonderful that Le Marché-Willoughby will start back up this Sunday 8 August for a shop and go service. Cambridge Markets EQ and Carriageworks Farmers markets have continued to operate right throughout the lockdown.

 

Sending love, stay safe.

2 duck trading co

 

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July in lockdown

Well what can we say, now more than half the country is in lockdown.  Here in Sydney all of July will be spent that way.  We are staying confined as best as we can and popping out every couple of day to post online  and wholesale orders.  So posting days will vary but there won’t be more than a  2 day delay.  Please keep safe everyone. I have recently had a young family member in the UK have Covid and this is a terrible illness.

 

Thanks to everyone who bought a basket during our small EOFY / lockdown sale. Every online sale made such a difference during the beginning of the lock down  when we weren’t able to trade at our regular markets. When you visit the shop,  we still have a few baskets reduced as we start to get ready to welcome new stock. Fingers crossed it will be early September.  The baskets are almost in Singapore at the moment.

Baskets of the Month

One of the most classic and enduring styles in our range, the classic leather trim basket with short handles!  Perfect for a dash to the markets to load up on essential food items.   See this basket and plenty of others over on our shop page https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/medium-classic-trim-basket-short-handle/

 

  Our wholesales are still available at this time,  just send us a request for the code to access the wholesale section. Whilst we are looking forward to our next shipment we still have plenty styles in stock.

 

Plastic Free July

A reminder too  that this is  Plastic Free July!  While we at 2 duck, have been living the plastic free ethos for many years with our environmentally friendly baskets  (there is nothing better),  we also have a range of additional bags to support your plastic free journey.   https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/sustainable-bags/

Markets

Reminder: We are not at the markets during the stay at home orders but if you need anything – table lines, tea towels  or any of our great range not online just contact us via the contact page https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

 

Stay home and stay safe.

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EOFY/ Lockdown sale

 

Flash EOFY/ Lockdown sale  we have just popped a number of selected styles on a quick sale now extended til 9th July.   Pop over to the shop to have a look  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/market-basket/

As Sydney is in lockdown for the next two weeks we are unlikely to be doing any markets.  While we do think baskets are essential, we appreciate that people need to limited their outings to just the main 4 reasons.  All of our fantastic markets are still open with an excellent range of food items etc. So they are the perfect Covid safe way to shop.

Carriageworks Farmers market https://carriageworks.com.au/events/carriageworks-farmers-market/

Cambridge Markets https://cambridgemarkets.com.au

Le Marche Willoughby   https://www.facebook.com/Le-Marché-Willoughby-105184241289439/

 

Bastille Day events

Sadly our up and coming Bastille events and celebrations are postponed!  Please do check in for the new dates when we can trade again.

 

St James

To help you get in the French mood  we do have  plenty classic St James tops available over on the shop page. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/tshirts/

 

Plastic Free July

Please remember too,  that this is  Plastic Free July!  While we at 2 duck, have been living the plastic free ethos for many years with our environmentally friendly baskets  (there is nothing better),  we also have a range of additional bags to support your plastic free journey.   https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/sustainable-bags/

 

 

We are open online and happy to be contacted about for any requests.

 

Keep safe and take care xx

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June wintery days are here

 

Who can believe that June is almost upon us, winter and nearly half of this crazy year in our lives. I can’t!  But the one thing I know about the middle of the year is the preparation to celebrate all things French. There are so many lovely French focused events on the horizon. So pop a few dates into your diary! Ours are below.

 

Stock update:  You may notice a few of our favourite baskets out of stock. The happy news is that our next shipment is just about to hit the high seas. The tricky part, is the totally unknown time it will take to get here. So once again we are crossing our fingers and hoping all goes smoothly. The life of an importer eh!!  Still have lots of great baskets left. Check out our basket of the month.

 

Baskets of the Month

Our jute covered baskets always have a wintery vibe for me – rustic, the classic shape, perfect for winter markets, with such a natural look.  This basket has the same hand woven nature of our other baskets with the addition of the jute covering. The handles are long, easy to pop over the shoulder and the leather trim adds a stylish finish plus additional strength and longevity. See this and our other baskets over on our shop https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/jute-basket-with-long-handles/

Markets

We are at Cambridge Markets EQ  every Wednesday and Saturday in June.  We are open from 8am to 2pm on market days. In addition to baskets we do have a fantastic selection of the St James tops,  gorgeous table linens, raffia hats and delicious French food – duck pates, duck confit, French cornichons and more.

 

Find us at Carriageworks Famers market on Saturdays 12th and 26th June. We are there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. From 8am to 1pm.

 

We will be at Le Marché-Willoughby  Sunday 13th June. From 8am til 1pm.   Away 27th June for a little break.   Please note we are now trading in the new location at Laurelbank Cottage – corner Penshurst and Laurel Street, Willoughby.

 

Upcoming Events

In July we have the Bastille celebrations of all things French. Here are two for the calendar.

Bastille market in Bowral 4th July at Chevalier College,

Bastille market in Willoughby 11th July at Club Willoughby.

 

 

Well that is the latest from 2 duck xx

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Mother’s Day in May

Mother’s day is almost upon us and we just love to celebrate this most important day (even though every day should be Mother’s Day)

To cement the deal we are offering  FREE UPGRADES TO EXPRESS shipping from 28th April to 6th May as well!  At our markets we will be ready for Mother’s day and will be celebrating on the actual day at Le Marche-Willoughby.

 

Baskets of the Month

 

On top of this, our basket of the month,  is the classic basket with buckle and long comfy handles. This is every woman’s dream – a perfect every day tote for all the things we have to carry around. We are taking $10 off this basket until 6th of May too.  Pop on to our shop for this and other great baskets. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-trim-basket-with-buckle/

Markets

We are at Cambridge Markets EQ  every Wednesday and Saturday in May, except Saturday 1st May. We are there from 8am to 2pm on market days.

 

Find us at Carriageworks Famers market on Saturdays 8th and 22nd May. We are there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

 

We will be at Le Marché-Willoughby both Sunday 9th and 23rd May.       Please note we are now trading in the  new location at Laurelbank Cottage – corner Penshurst and Laurel Street, Willoughby.

 

Bonne fête de toutes les maman.

 love 2 duck xx

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Easter and April here we come!

The Easter break is upon us and so is the school holidays.  We are going to take a few days to do some road tripping into Victoria and hope to pop into some of our Victorian stockists on the way. The office will be closed from Tuesday 6th to Monday 12th April. All online orders will be posted when we return to the office on 12 April.

Baskets of the Month

Our reed baskets are a fun family of 3 baskets. Small, medium and large basket, all sold individually. The baskets are woven out of naturally occurring reed to make a more rigid style of basket. With handles long enough to go over the shoulder they make a perfect every day tote, office bag or hand bag.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/reed-baskets/

Markets

We are at Cambridge markets EQ  every Wednesday and Saturday in April, except Wednesday 7th and 14th  April.  We will be trading on Easter Saturday for any last minute French holiday treats, table linens.

 

Find us at Carriageworks Famers market on Saturdays 10th and 24th April. We are there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

 

We will be at Le Marché-Willoughby both Saturday 11th and 25 April.      Please note: for 25th April as the market will be on ANZAC day we will begin trading at 11am until 4pm.

 

2 duck xx