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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

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Festive December

Wow what a difference a day makes – after sweltering through some unbelievable temperatures over the weekend I am finally getting some time at my computer to take stock and prepare for December!!

Since the baskets have arrived we have been inundated with orders and we are doing very best to get all wholesale and online orders out as fast as we can.  For December we will be sending all the online basket orders express to make sure they arrive in time.

 

  Remember for wholesales  just send us a request for the code to access the wholesale section.

Basket of the Month

 

 

Welcoming back to our very popular buckle basket after quite an absence!  A classic medium sized basket with super comfy long handles and a leather strap and buckle for a closing finish.  Shop for this basket or any other over at My Shop   https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-trim-basket-with-buckle/

Markets

This month you can  find us at:

Find us at Cambridge market EQ, every Wednesday and Saturday until Wednesday 23rd December.  We will have plenty of baskets, plus fabulous table cloths, French food and much more. We are under the canopy in the showing at the Entertainment Quarter. 8am to 2pm.

 

For the month of December we will be at the Carriageworks  Farmers Market every Saturday –   5th, 12th and 19th December for plenty of basket cheer!   (Please note we won’t be there for the Christmas market)

The last regular Le Marche will be the 13th December.  At Club Willoughby from 8am to 1pm. We will have baskets,  table linen and our great pates and foie gras – everything for the festive season.

 

We will closing from Wednesday 23rd to 4th January – although our onlines will still be open on days that we can post parcels.

Happy Christmas and peaceful end to the year.

2 duck

 

 

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November update

Importing – an exercise in patience!  We are nearly there folks – the baskets have docked in Sydney and we are now only days away from them being delivered.  So happy to know they are in Sydney and not the high seas.

We are just dying to have all our favourites back in stock and see some of the new styles coming.

We will update the shopping website as soon as we know when we can supply the orders.  You can always message as well if you want to put in an order.

Wholesale

Wholesales:  the back orders are rolling in.  Contact us for the code to look at the wholesale styles if you are new to 2 duck baskets.

 

Whats coming!

Our fantastic rustic rectangle baskets will be back in three sizes.

Our double handle baskets!

Our favourite classic market basket with comfy thick long handles.

More photos to come too.

 

 

Markets

Find us every Saturday at Cambridge markets EQ, Entertainment Quarter from 8am to 2pm,  (Exceptionally we are away Saturday Saturday 7th November) then every Saturday until Xmas.

 

For November we will be there  Saturday 14th November and then every Saturday during December until Xmas.

 Our Sunday for November at Le Marche Willoughby is 22nd November,  (we are exceptionally away Sunday 8th Nov).

 

Special events

Popped Up at Kimo – Thursday 26th November. Our only country event this year!!

 

Bastille Market Australia  2 day festive shopping event Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th November at Club Willoughby Crabbes Ave.

 

Cambridge Market EQ Exceptional Christmas market  – Sunday 29th November in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. 10-4pm.

Keep safe and see you at the markets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October

New Stock

Well the trials and tribulations of importing really aren’t for the faint hearted!  After getting super excited about welcoming our new stock in late Sept/early October we were devastated to hear that our shipment is caught up in the current trouble at Port Sydney. So instead of getting it this week we are now waiting until late October. The container is taking a detour to Adelaide and Melbourne before getting to Sydney.  It is so frustrating but as there is nothing we can do I must just get on as best as I can. Breathe.

Wholesales

I have now put all the coming styles available on the wholesale page. https://2ducktrading.com.au/wholesale-2020/ I am taking back orders so that when the new baskets do come, I can be ready to get them out asap!!  Contact us if you haven’t got the code to access the wholesale section.

 

Basket of the Month

Our large round basket with short handles is so much fun and perfect for a day at the beach or pool!  Woven in the classic palm leaf with a short palm leaf handle it is a great style and totally sustainable. Check out this basket and our others over at the shop.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/large-round-basket/

 

Markets

This month find us at: We are at Cambridge markets EQ every Saturday during October.  From 8am to 2pm in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter.

This month we are at Carriageworks Farmers market Saturday 10th and 24th October from 8am to 1pm.

 

We will be at Le Marche at Club Willoughby, Crabbes Avenue  both  Sunday 11th and 25th October.

 

A day of beautiful things–  Thursday 29th October East rugby Club O’Sullivan Road Bellevue Hill. Pashmina’s, leather hand bags, jewellery and us. From 10 til 4pm.

 

 

Take care and keep safe

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August update

Wow who can believe that we are almost in August!  We should be down in Melbourne at the August trade fairs and preparing for the coming busy season but this year has had other plans for us.

The best news of the week is that our new shipment will be here by mid September and we will have our full range of baskets back in stock!  It is always so hard when the full collection becomes reduced and so great when we get the new delivery.  I will keep you updated of the shipments progress! Happy dancing!!

In the mean time we still have plenty of baskets available. Check out this month’s basket.  As I write today is the last day of plastic free July but lets keep up the good work and use the baskets and other sustainable products to help reduce our plastic use.

 

Basket of the Month

The rustic weave oval baskets are lovely. The palm leaf is a wonderful warm golden colour.  As you use the basket it just naturally expands to carry all your shopping.  This basket is available in medium and large sizes both with the short palm leaf handle. Pop into the links for either basket. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/medium-oval-basket/     https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/large-oval-basket-with-palm-handle/

 

Markets

 

 

Great to be able to say we are now back at Cambridge market EQ every Saturday at the Entertainment Quarter in the showing from 8am to 2pm.  See you there.

 

 

 

 

Also brilliant to say that Carriageworks Farmers market is restarting on the 8th August. We will be there for the reopening market.  8am to 1pm. We are planning a warehouse sale for the reopening. Yippee. We will also be there Saturday 22nd August too.

 

Covid Safe    

 

 

At  2 duck trading co we are a doing our best to be Covid Safe. We offer contactless payment, have hand sanitiser available, will maintain required social distancing  and undertake not to come to the market if we are feeling unwell. Lets all keep safe.

 

 

Coming events

The Bastille Market  after being forced to postpone has rescheduled to the weekend 19/20 September as a 2 day event celebrating all things French.   More info about this market or pop on to facebook for all the info.  https://www.facebook.com/Bastille-Market-Australia-237692973632277

All the best and stay safe from 2 duck

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June at 2 duck

 

As our lives gradually come back to normal and we come out of isolation, we continue to have our range of French market baskets and lovely table linens to be available online and by appointment at  frenchclass in Glenmore Road Paddington until late June.   Just call 0404259986 to make an appointment. We are here onsite so it is easy to meet you should you require a basket or St James teeshirt.

Winter is upon us  and while we don’t always think of market baskets in the cooler weather we can use them every day for some many different things. For those lucky enough to have a fire place many of the baskets can be perfect for your kindling or logs.  Otherwise they make lovely everyday hand bag like our beautiful round basket of the month below.

Basket of the Month 

This round basket really brings back our visits to Morocco and scouring the Medina looking at all the wares. We can’t wait to get back to Morocco but toting the round basket gives us that holiday feeling. It has a short handle  and plenty of space to pop your shopping.

https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/round-rustic-basket/

 

Markets

Update on the markets:The markets have started back up at Cambridge market EQ Moore Park –  on Wednesday and Saturday. At this stage it is mostly food – vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, flowers, spices and more!  For more info please check the Cambridge markets  facebook page to keep up to date –  https://www.facebook.com/cambridgemarketssydney

Northside Produce market starts back 6th June. For more info https://www.facebook.com/NorthsideProduceMarket

As yet there is no news  on the restart of Carriageworks Farmers market.

 

One for the calendar!

In July Sydney would normally be busy, with plenty of events, for the celebration  French national day – 14th July!   The Bastille Market Australia  at Club Willoughby is still planning to go ahead on Sunday 12 July.  They are planning a full celebration of everything French – food, shopping, wine  and more.   If public gatherings are unable to proceed at this time, they have back up date in September if the market can’t take place. For all the info  https://www.facebook.com/Bastille-Market-Australia-237692973632277

 

Take care and keep safe.

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May days & Pop Up shop

Hi all

How are you going with the lockdown times?

The 1st of May is one of my favourite French traditions Fete des Muguets. Everywhere we go in France we find people selling bunch of “lily of the valley”. Perfect with a basket.  I know I have posted this photo before but it is my favourite and we need favourites at this time. They bring good luck!!

As social distancing restriction are in place there are still no reputable markets operating at the moment. More news coming.

Express Post offer: With Mothers day fast approaching I am upgrading all my online orders to express post. Things have been pretty haywire with the post in these past few weeks so if you need an urgent gift we will do our best!

 

 

Basket of the Month

We are offering our wonderful red heart basket on special for Mothers Day https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/heart-basket/

 

Pop Up shop for Mother’s Day

We are having a small pop up shop for baskets, linen and St James tops in Paddington. Find us at frenchclass 32 Glenmore Road.

We are open by appointment Wednesday and Thursday, then all day Friday and Saturday. To make an appointment call 0404259986.

 

Markets:

As most of the market are still closed many of my markets are operating virtual shopping platforms.

Cambridge markets: https://cambridgemarkets.com.au  Cambridge market is planning on reopening for the  limited food/ essentials  only trade from 13th May then every Friday and Saturday thereafter.

Carriageworks Farmers markethttps://carriageworks.com.au/journal/carriageworks-farmers-market-online-ordering-directory/

Northside Produce market: https://www.northsydneycentre.com.au/courses/master/2113/northside-produce-virtual-market

 

Stay safe and well xx

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April update from 2 duck

 

A big hello from 2 duck trading co  market baskets.   Well life has certainly changed for us all in the last few weeks!  That is probably an understatement. I hope you all are keeping safe, well and most importantly staying home. It is a short April update as we prepare to hunker down in Paddo.

 

Market update

We are now no longer participating in any weekly markets.

Cambridge markets EQ will be conducting their last market Wednesday 1 April.

Carriageworks Farmers market is now closed indefintely with an expected (hopefully) reopening in Spring.

Northside Produce market is also closed for the foreseeable future.

It has been so difficult for all the market managers to make these decisions but in the long term they seek to offer a safe and healthy space for people to shop.

In addition all of our special events and markets have now all been postponed or cancelled.   It is very sad to not be attending Burrawang Easter fair as we always do on Easter Saturday.

 

Update: many of the markets are operating virtual shopping platforms.

Cambridge markets: https://cambridgemarkets.com.au

Carriageworks Farmers markethttps://carriageworks.com.au/journal/carriageworks-farmers-market-online-ordering-directory/

Northside Produce market: https://www.northsydneycentre.com.au/courses/master/2113/northside-produce-virtual-market

 

 

Our online Store still open too!!

We do still have our online store open (yay) to buy market baskets  and we will be posting orders twice a week to minimise our trips out to the post office.

Of course our wholesales are still available too but we understand that almost all retail shops will be closed or operating for limited hours.

 

We look forward to supporting and supplying again to all our wonderful stockists when we are through this incredible experience.

 

Basket of the Month

This is our classic trim basket. A medium size basket with long thick comfy leather handles. A genuine original basket that is perfect for  those small daily shopping excursions we can still take. Fits easily some bread, vegetables, a few cleaning products and a bottle of milk. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-leather-trim-basket-with-long-handles/

 

Wishing everyone a safe time. Stay at home, take care, be healthy.

 

2 duck