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July

Well all good things must come to an end!  Sadly our trip to France is almost over, it has been a most wonderful time reconnecting with our wonderful spot in Drôme.  Now we are getting ready to pack our bags and close up our darling wee house in France and head back to Sydney.

The good news regarding baskets is the new container is now on it’s way, however we don’t have an ETA on the arrival date – probably some time in September.  We will back and be getting right back into markets and preparation for  Life Instyle Melbourne.

Wholesales

2 duck trading  will be attending Life Instyle Melbourne at the end of July. Find us at Stand 2126 in the glorious Royal Exhibition building from Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st July. Here is a sneak peak of what is coming. So cute.

 

Baskets of the Month

Even though it is the winter months, a basket is still the perfect accessory for shopping and collecting your fresh produce. The buckle basket is ideal  as a daily tote or carry all. Pop over to Our Shop page to see this and all our other baskets. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-trim-basket-with-buckle/

 

Markets

 

 We return to  Carriageworks Farmer Markets 23rd July.  Then from August we will be coming to Carriageworks every 1st and 3rd Saturday  starting Saturday 6th  August.

Find us  back at Cambridge markets EQ from Saturday 16th July.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  –   We return Sunday 10th July just in time to celebrate Bastille day and the Fête Nationale.

 

See you very soon x

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April

Incredible that we are almost at Easter and Autumn has well and truly arrived. Sadly, our most favourite Easter market the Burrawang Village Fair had to be cancelled due to the heavy rains making the roads and parking area in the village unusable. We had been so looking forward to this event.  On the very bright side for us, at 2 duck, we will shortly be off  to France and our little house for a much anticipated reunion.

We are away for an extended period and will be back early July.  We hope our new shipment of baskets won’t be too much after us in August. Follow our instagram or facebook page for tidbits of our travels. We have a full unpack of the house after the renovations and mountains of indoors and outdoor jobs to do.

Our online store will be operating while we are away, but we won’t be able to process wholesale orders.

Wholesales

For wholesales and our stockists. We will be attending Life Instyle Melbourne at the end of July.

Baskets of the Month

You can’t beat a classic!  Our classic market basket it just that.  A perfect size for market shopping or a weekend away. The basket has a woven base for additional strength and stability. The thick leather handles are comfy and perfect to pop over the shoulders. What is not to like.  Click to this and other  baskets https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-market-basket-with-thick-long-handles/

Markets

 

 We are at Carriageworks Farmer Markets Saturday 9th July. To celebrate our trip to France we are having another warehouse sale. There will be great reductions on all baskets.  We will return to the market 23rd July.

Find us  Saturday 9th April at Cambridge Markets EQ from 8am to 2pm.  We will return Saturday 16th July.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby will be our last market until July will be on Sunday 10th April.   We return Sunday 10th July just in time to celebrate Bastille day and the Fête Nationale.

 

 

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Marching along!

March is almost upon us! Our most unusual summer is drawing to a close and we are heading into  Autumn and harvest times.  Our basket of the month is perfect for those great trips to the market.

We have a few special events coming up in March and then look forward to heading to Burrawang for the famous Easter market in April. What a joy it will be to be back at that great event.

Baskets of the Month

 This is the most enduring classic style in our range. The short handle leather trim basket! Seen all the markets in France. This is a perfect market shopper. An excellent size to fill with produce, a baguette or two and of course some flowers. Find this and all our other baskets over on the shop.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/medium-classic-trim-basket-short-handle/   

Wholesales

We have almost finalised our new collection for Spring/ Summer 22 and we expect to have new container of baskets mid year. Until then we still have a great range of baskets available.  To contact us for all wholesale info click  https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/   We will be heading to France late April to early July and the office will be closed during this time,  so to be ready we encourage you to make orders to cover this time. 

Markets

 We are at Carriageworks Farmer markets every  2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.  For March this will be Saturdays 12th and 26th. The farmers market is on from 8am to 1pm every Saturday. Watch out for a few specials each Saturday as we clear our imperfect stock.

Find us every Saturday under the brand new market canopy at Cambridge Markets EQ from 8am to 2pm.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby is on  every 2nd and 4th Sunday at Laurelbank House in Willoughby.  For the month of  March – 13th and 27th. Come and see us for  all our French treats, baskets and our great collection of St James stripy tops. With the Autumnal weather come the long sleeve Minquier modern tops are perfect.

 

Special events for March

A Day of Beautiful Things

2 duck trading will be joining A Day of Beautiful Things on:

Thursday 3rd March in Rose Bay at the Easts Rugby Club Rooms O’Sullivan Road from 10.00 – 4pm

Thursday 10th March in Lane Cove at Lane Cove Golf Club, 180 River Road. from 10.00 – 4pm.

This is a special shopping day with a mix of:

CAPES, PASHMINA SHAWLS, Cashmere gowns, STYLISH HANDBAGS, ONE OF A KIND JEWELLERY,  CREATIVE HOMEWARES, IRONING BOARD COVERS, FRENCH MARKET BASKETS & TABLE LINENS and raffia hats.

Up and coming:

Sadly canceled due to the  weather conditions damaging the parking facilities and roads in the village.
Burrawang Easter Fair Saturday 16th April, Burrawang Village.   Fingers crossed for 2023.
Happy days from 2 duck
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Time to share the love!

 

February the month of lovers and love. We are pretty keen on that at 2 duck, as we love what we do and also like to share the love.  There is never enough baskets right??   You will be able to find us back at the markets in February and also online. We are getting the year off to a great start after a mix of staycationing and some time away.  This year holds a lot of promise including a long awaited trip to our little house in France but before then it is time to get down to business and enjoy the rest of summer.

 

Baskets of the Month

Gold gold gold – showing the love with the heart sequin basket which you can find at the markets or over on the 2 duck shop. This is our ever popular double handle classic basket with a gold sequin heart.  Perfect to show the love. Find it here –   https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/gold-heart/

Wholesales

We have begun the fun process of planning and choosing our new collection for Spring/ Summer 22 and we hope all going well we will have new container of baskets later this year. Until then we still have a great range of baskets available.  To contact us for all wholesale info click  https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/   As we will be heading to France late April to early July, the office will be closed during that time so we encourage you to make orders to cover this time. 

Markets

We return to  Carriageworks Farmer markets on our usual cycle of  2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.  For February this will be Saturdays 12th and 26th. The market is on from 8am to 1pm every Saturday. Watch out for a few specials each Saturday.

Find us every Saturday under the brand new market canopy at Cambridge Markets EQ from 8am to 2pm.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  operates every 2nd and 4th Sunday at Laurelbank House in Willoughby. Come and see us for  all our French treats, baskets and our great collection of St James stripy tops.

 

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Here comes 2022

And just like that we are  waving good bye to another year and by in large I am happy to do so!

It is my dearest wish that 2022 will be one that is less troubled and calmer than what we have experienced to date.  At  2 duck trading we are taking short breaks over the the coming weeks before we resume the markets later in January. We will be posting online orders from 4th Jan again when the post offices reopen and then intermittently every few days thereafter.  We may take a few more days off in January but will keep you posted. Wholesales also resume once Aramex starting picking up again.

Office closed Monday 17th to Friday 21st Jan. All orders sent 24th Jan

We wish all our dear friends and baskets lovers the most happy and safe New Year and hope that there are some safe celebrations as we see the new year in.

Whilst I know that the city of lights has postponed much of their festivities it is alway a joy to behold Le Tour and imagine her in full celebration.  Happy New Year.

Baskets of the Month

The large open weave trim basket with short leather handles. This is a fantastic basket for summer living.  It will go to the beach, a picnic, be perfect for a weekend away. Woven in firmer open weave style this baskets holds it’s shape and form for many years. With a leather bound trim and corners it is stylish and strong. Image from Cedar Cicada Mudgee. See this and all the baskets in the open weave rectangle  family – https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/leather-trim-open-weave-rectangle-large/

Markets

We return to Carriageworks Farmers market on Saturday 22nd January with a fabulous warehouse sale.  This will a huge mix of all the classic baskets plus some other samples and seconds.  Not to be missed. For February we will be there the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

We return late January (date to be confirmed). With a brand new market canopy finished and the site renovated.

 

 

Le Marche – Willoughby will operate exceptionally on Sunday 30th January  for all our French treats and then return to our normal rhythm of 2nd and 4th Sunday.

 

Take care in these challenging days and stay safe and well.

 

Miriam x

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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.

Stop press: we have just extended our Express Post offer until Monday 20th. A huge big thank you to all those who have supported us at 2 duck trading co this year.

 

 

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.

Also the Carriageworks Christmas Twilight market on Wednesday 22nd December from 4-9pm. in addition to our great baskets we will also have some of our fantastic French table linen, table cloths, runners, tea towels   at the Xmas  market too.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. We will have good supplies of pates, rillette’s and foie gras.

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