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Marching along

Wow March already!

 

Already we are into March,  Autumn and the beginning of the change of seasons. Gosh the time goes so quickly.   Please see our update on the goings on with 2 duck trading co this month.    We have all our regular markets plus looking forward to the Burrawang Easter market in early April.  Even though the year moves along quickly,  I am thrilled in one way,  as our trip to France and our little French house comes so much closer. We are off late April and will be back in August for more basket fun.  To follow our French adventures check us our on instagram @2ducktradingco or our house account @la_grange_drome

Baskets of the Month

Our wonderful rush basket makes the perfect harvest basket for all the garden produce. It is also an amazing basket to have around the house. So versatile, this baskets is made of rushes in a very rustic style. See this and the other baskets over at the shop https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/rushes-basket-medium/

St James

We have a full range of Saint James trans seasonal tops in stock at the moment.  The classic Galathee 3/4 sleeve in white with a navy stripe is the ultimate French classic and  is just perfect for the weather right now. Shop our full range over on our shop page.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/galathee/

Wholesales

To look at our full wholesale range send us a contact request https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

Remember Easter is coming and we have super cute little baskets for collecting Easter eggs and other little Easter bunny treats.

Markets

 

  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  find us in March on Saturdays 4th and 18th.  Carriageworks Farmers  market  is open every Saturday from 8am to  1pm.Cambridge markets EQ  We are back to the markets every Saturday in March. We have our full range of baskets, St James tops, linens and more. The market is from 8am to 2pm.

We will be away on March 18th due to the fabulous Ministry of Sound event on the Showing that day. Making way for music.

 Quays Quarter Lane Market  Custom House Quay,  this market will be back March 8th from 8am to 2pm.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby The best little French market on the North Shore. Come to see us in March on Sunday – 12th and 26th March.  We will have all our favourite baskets, St James tops and great table linens.

Events coming up

Burrawang Easter market – we are so delighted to be going back to the Burrawang Village for the famous Easter market, Saturday 8th April. We are in our usual spot across from the Burrawang Pub in Hoddle Street. See you there.

 

Happy March, love,

 

 

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February update

 

As we get the year back into full swing,  it is nice to start with a celebration of love – Valentine’s Day.  We have so many baskets that can express that love too. See our baby baskets or some of our larger styles.  They make the perfect gift.  We are regularly posting most days so don’t delay with your order.  Also February sees us  back at all our regular markets,  so see the list below, to find where we are this month.

 

Baskets of the Month

Our cute little baby baskets are just so bright and cheery. Full of love. Perfect for all those we love. Young and old. We have them in silver, gold, pink or red sequin hearts. Pop over to our website to shop.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/baby-heart-basket/

 

Markets

 

  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  find us in February on Saturdays 4th and 18th.  Carriageworks Farmer  market  is open every Saturday  from 8am to  1pm.Cambridge markets EQ  We are back to the markets every Saturday in February  from 8-2pm. We will be away on Saturday 25th February (a gal has to celebrate a milestone birthday)

 Quays Quarter Lane Market  Custom House Quay,  this market will be back February 8th.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby After a great start last Sunday at the Le Marche, we will be there again on Saturday 12th February, then back on Sunday 12th March.

 

 

 

Love  2 duck

 

 

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January 2023

We have rolled into 2023, full of promise and with plenty to look forward too. We have so much on the ahead of us both personally and professionally. It is always a delight to have things to look forward too.

Markets are not back for us until the 21st January. Then we will be fully underway until late April when we take another trip to our beloved little house in France.  Online sales are still open and we are posting every other day. Still trying to keep that holiday vibe while we can.

Baskets of the Month

What better way to get ready for the season of love than with a red heart basket. This is a classic basket with long red leather handles and 3 red leather hearts sewn on one side of the basket.  It is a long standing favourite of 2 duck clients. For all the info on this and other baskets go to https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/heart-basket/

Wholesales

After a busy December season we still have many of our popular styles available for wholesale. To look at our full wholesale range send us a contact request https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

Markets

 

  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  We  will back at Carriageworks on the 21st January. To celebrate the new year and start off in style,  we will be having a warehouse sale. We  have several  large  piles of 2nds baskets  ready to go.Cambridge markets EQ  We are back to the markets on Saturday 21st January from 8-2pm, and thereafter every Saturday.

 Quays Quarter Lane Market  Custom House Quay,  this market will be back February 8th.

Le Marche – Willoughby We return to Le Marche on Sunday 29th January and there after every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

 

Happy New Year, Bonne Année from 2 duck trading co x

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December festive update

A quick hello from 2 duck in the final days of the pre Christmas rush.

Express shipping 

We will be offering a free upgrade to express shipping until Thursday 22nd December.

Last markets for the year

Carriageworks Twilight Market Wednesday 21st Dec from 4 to 9pm.

Le Marche- Willoughby Thursday 2.30-7.30pm

Cambridge market EQ on Xmas eve,  8am to 2pm.

Markets in 2023

We will be back at:

Carriageworks Farmers market on the 21st Jan.

Cambridge markets EQ  on the 21st Jan.

 

Online shop:

Our online shop will be open right through Xmas and New Year and we will post on days that the Post offices are open.  Probably Wednesday or Thursday 28th  or 29th December and then after the New Year holidays.

 

Wholesale orders:

Need a top up of baskets. No worry! We  will be processing wholesale orders after New Year when Aramex start deliveries up again.   We will be closed for the public holidays.  Need to save up those holiday days for another trip to France later in the year.

 

We hope everyone has a joyful and happy Christmas and festive time then a restful and fun celebration of the New Year what ever it may bring.  Thanks for the continues support of 2 duck trading co and our wonderful baskets.

Merci encore

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December news.

 

Well I won’t pretend it has been an easy start to December  – didn’t plan on getting Covid to slow us down. It was such a disappointment to miss a few markets especially Wahroonga Xmas fair.  However we are on the road to recovery and will be back at the markets this coming weekend. There is still plenty of times to catch up with us until Xmas and the holiday season. For all our events and markets see the info below.

We will be posting baskets online right through the holiday season too.  If the Post office is open then, we will post.

Wholesales

For those who haven’t ordered it is not too late to do so.  We are packing orders most days and do our best to get them out as quickly as we can. Better in your shops than our warehouse.  Don’t delay though as the  delivery cut off times are coming.  If you are not on our list just drop us a line via our contact page https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

Baskets of the Month

 

Got to feel a bit festive now that it is December,  and you can’t go past a cherry basket!  We have 3 sizes of cherry baskets so there is is something for everyone.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/cherry-basket/ Pop over to the shop and check them out.  Especially for the super cute mini cherry baskets.

Markets

 

  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  We are at Carriageworks on Saturday 17th December from 8am til 1 pm. As well as back  for the annual Xmas twilight market on Wednesday 21st  December.

We are attending Cambridge market EQ every Saturday til Xmas.  Find us there for baskets, St James tops, great saucisson, French linens, French gourmet treats,  hats and more.   Saturday from 8am to to 2pm.

Our last market will be Xmas Eve.  Then we taking a short break.

For the folks in the city Quays Quarter Lane Market  Custom House Quay,  will be back in December,  we will also be attending the 2nd market  on 14th December from 8am to 2pm.

Le Marche – Willoughby  This is another big month for Le Marche. We will in Willoughby for the Sunday 11th December market and for the Xmas Twilight market on the 22nd December.

 

 

 

Lots of love for the festive season 2 duck x

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Wow it’s nearly November!

Incredible, it is nearly November where has this year gone???

We are in the last few days of October so first thing to say is Happy Birthday to us at 2 duck trading co – we are 15 years old!! It was a quite a life changing moment when we took over 2 duck trading co from Chris and Tessa back in 2007 fitting in perfectly with our French inspired ethos and it has lead to amazing adventures to France and Morocco plus a wonderful time building our wee business here in Sydney. We have meet so many people, made life long friends and feel just as passionate about our wonderful market baskets as we did at the beginning.

To celebrate from today until 31st October we are offering free shipping on all baskets orders. Just pop FREE SHIPPING into the coupon section when you make your order.

November will see a return of many beloved and fabulous events sadly missed during the pandemic. Starting off the wonderful French fair at Killarney Heights school. See below for all the markets and events coming up.

Wholesales

Since the arrival of the baskets (thank goodness) we are been furiously getting out wholesale orders to all our lovely patient customers.  For those who haven’t ordered it is not too late to do so. We are packing orders most days and do our best to get them out as quickly as we can. Better in your shops than our warehouse. If you are not on our list just drop us a line via our contact page https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

Baskets of the Month

What to choose for our basket of the month – it is just so brilliant to have them all back in stock.  In the end I just can’t go past our wonderful classic double handle baskets.  This is such a staple of our markets. The short and long handles makes this basket so versatile for every day use. We have missed them while we waited for the new order to arrive and they are selling like hotcakes! Pop over to the shop page for these great baskets plus many more  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/double-handle-basket/

Markets

 

  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  We are at Carriageworks every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.  For November this is the 5th and 19th November. From 8am til 1 pm.

We are attending Cambridge market EQ every Saturday til Xmas.  Find us there for baskets, St James tops, great saucisson, French linens, French gourmet treats,  hats and more.   Saturday from 8am to to 2pm.

Cambridge markets  will also be holding the;

Quays Quarter Lane Market  Loftus Lane  and  we will also be attending the inaugural market on 9th November from 8am to 2pm.

Plumer Road Fair in Rose Bay is back on 20 November, Plumer Road from 10 to 4pm. A very small and select little market in the Plumer Road shopping precinct.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  This is another big month for Le Marche. We have the regular Sunday market on Sunday 13th and 27th November at Laurelbank House in Willoughby,  plus we will have our fantastic Christmas Twilight market on Friday 18th November at the central courtyard of Macquarie Uni Campus. Plenty of space, parking for this great event.

Coming Events 

French market  Killarney Heights Public School – Sunday 6th November.

Popped Up at Kimo 

We are back at the Kimo Estate just out from Gundagai,  for this beautiful event – Popped Up at Kimo from 10-3pm. It will be a fantastic collection of beautiful small businesses and artisans showcasing their wares for a great cause. So happy to be going back to this event.

On for the diary

Wahroonga Street Fair Sunday 4th December. Back in the Wahroonga Village after 3 years!!

 

Phew I hope we are still standing after all this! Take care from 2 duck.

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October from 2 duck

Update we take delivery of baskets  on 13th October and dispatching of orders will start as quickly as we can after that.

After the joy and excitement of our new shipments early arrival,  we have been stymied by the Australian Quarantine service and are still waiting for the baskets to clear,  4 weeks after the shipment landed in Sydney. This has been so heartbreaking as they arrived to Australia so quickly and we were thrilled to begin dispatching the orders. After all the stress there is nothing for it but to take a little break and be ready to work doubly hard when the baskets finally are delivered.

For wholesale orders we will be processing all orders as quickly as we can once the stock has arrived. We are now estimating mid October. Will probably turn into genuine baskets cases in the process.

For all online orders  we will be be sending all the orders we can out from 12th October.

Markets

 

  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  We have changed our days at the market and will be coming to Carriageworks every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.  For October are away 1st Oct back on the 15th October.

We are attending Cambridge market EQ every Saturday. In Oct  there a few exceptions due to events and family matters. Our dates are 15th and 29th October.    Find us there for baskets, St James tops, great saucisson, French linens, hats and more.  Our range of  long awaited St James tee shirts has been expanding (finally) so do pop and see us for the perfect trans seasonal tops.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  For October we will be at Le Marche  on Sunday  23rd October.  Visit us for baskets, St James tops, French pates and foie gras,  French linens and French fun.

 

CMRI Wagga Wagga Christmas Fair

We are delighted to be able to head back down to Wagga Wagga for the annual CMRI Xmas fair. It has been too long!!  Find us at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club Friday and Saturday 21st and 22nd October.

Upcoming events

Another event which is  back on which we are thrilled about  – is the FANS French market. Save the date!

 

Merci and hopefully it is not too long before we have all the baskets back and available.

 

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September at 2 duck

Yippee September means Spring and hopefully some beautiful warm and sunny basket weather.  Please find our full update on September for 2 duck trading co.

We are delighted that our new baskets will be here any day now, so we can celebrate the beginning of Spring.  It is always a joy when we have new stock and styles available for you.  We also have lots of events and special markets coming up this month too.  Plenty of places to find us and get a basket, raffia hat or a St James top.

Baskets of the Month

It always feels a little like Xmas when the new container arrives.  This rustic rectangle basket is one of my favourites and the basket that I use every day.  So glad to have this back in plentiful supply and ready to send. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/medium-rustic-basket/

Wholesales

 

Returning this year is the classic market basket with the red leather handles. We have missed you.

If you are not on our email list and would like to be, send us through a contact form and we will send you all the info regarding baskets and add you to the list. https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

Markets

 

  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  We have changed our days at the market and will be coming to Carriageworks every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.  For September find us only Saturday 17th September with all our new baskets. We are also away 1st Oct back on the 15th October.

We are attending Cambridge market EQ every Saturday. In September/ Oct  there a few exceptions due to events and family matters. Our dates are  17th and 24th September.  We will also be away the 1st and 8th October.  Find us there for baskets, St James tops, great saucisson, French linens, hats and more.  Our range of  long awaited St James tee shirts has been expanding (finally) so do pop and see us for the perfect trans seasonal tops.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  this month we will be at Le Marche  Sunday 11th and 25th September. Visit us for baskets, St James tops, French pates and foie gras,  French linens and French fun.

Events

Saturday 3rd Sept –  Bastille market Saint Paul’s College Manly  10-3pm. Postponed due to weather in July  this full French experience is going ahead this Saturday. Fingers crossed for the weather again!

Friday 9th Sept  – Shore school American Tea fete day 8.30-2pm at Shore School North Sydney

Saturday 10th SeptWenona Fair Day 10.00- 3pm.  Wenona School North Sydney.

 

All the best 2 duck

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August

Gosh time is racing by and we are in August already.  We are just back from the brilliant trade fair –  Life InStyle Melbourne and are eagerly awaiting our next shipment so we can send out all our lovely baskets. It was a real joy to reconnect with many of our long term clients and a bonus to meet many new ones. With so much uncertain news and talk in the retail world it was great to be seeing our supportive clients again and be doing face to face orders. We feel strongly that our baskets are an essential part of every day living and it was lovely to see this reflected in the comments from our stockists.

Baskets of the Month

 Kids baskets are a great way of getting children into basket life. It is so cute for kids to have their own baskets and mini me with their parents.  These small woven baskets are also handy for storing  food or other items around the house. Pop over to our shop for these great little baskets. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/baby-basket-with-sisal-handles/

Wholesales

Our lace basket is back again after being  very popular last year. If you didn’t make the trade fair and still want to place an order for baskets in the lead up to new container arriving (some time in late September)  please pop on to our wholesale page and have a look at what is available and drop us an email. https://2ducktrading.com.au/wholesale-2021/

If you are not on our email list and would like to be, send us through a contact form and we will add you to the list. https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

Markets

 

  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  From August we will be changing our days at the market and coming to Carriageworks every 1st and 3rd Saturday.  So find us both the 6th and 20th of this month for baskets.

We are attending Cambridge market EQ every Saturday in August – so find us there for baskets, St James tops, great saucisson, French linens, hats and more. We have started receiving long awaited St James tee shirt stock (finally) including some great ones for kids  in both white and blue stripes or white and red stripes.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  this month we will be at Le Marche Sunday 14th and 28th August. For baskets, St James tops, and French linens and French fun.

 

Keep safe and well and see you at the markets soon.  2 duck

 

 

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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, the new container is now on it’s way. 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 24th July to continue to celebrate Bastille day and the Fête Nationale.  Apologies we won’t be able to make the 10th July due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

See you very soon x