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July means Bastille market

Update Update

Sadly the Bastille market at Club Willoughby has been postponed until 20th September. Due to the heighten issues in organising events at present a last minute decision was made to reschedule. Keeping everyone safe is our main priority!!

 

Well it is already July and that can only mean one thing – the annual Bastille celebrations. This year, as with everything,  all the festivals are quite curtailed. So we are very lucky to have the Bastille Market at Club Willoughby on the 12 July.  It’s going to be a full day of food, shopping, wine and more celebrating all things French. Situated in the car park of the Club Willoughby, Crabbes Ave.  It will be an outdoor market with lots of space for everyone to enjoy safely. Can’t wait to see you all there.

Remember not only do we have the fantastic baskets perfect for any French celebration but we have a great range of the St James stripy Breton tops. Just to get into the look!

Here is the lovely long sleeved Minquier moderne style perfect for this time of the year. Available at the markets and also online https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/st-james-long-sleeve-minquier-top/

Plastic free July

Now an annual event, the month of July is an opportunity to really look at our plastic use and our personnel commitment to reducing plastic and our carbon foot print. At 2 duck we do feel that  the use of a basket is a perfect way to start reducing plastic usage. We are just back from the market and just loaded all our veggies in without additional plastic. Also we offer produce bags that assist with purchasing and sorting of your shopping. Get into it and stop single use plastics. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/reusable-produce-bags/

 

Basket of the Month

Time for a bit of fun!! Our cute lace edged baskets with thick red leather handles easy to carry over the shoulder! This is a medium sized basket and is great for everyday shopping or as a tote. Pop over the shopping page for this and many more options. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/red-lace-basket-with-long-handles/

 

MarketsCambridge markets at EQ  is back and in full swing. We return Saturdays starting 18th July.

Carriageworks is still working through the issues for the whole site however they are hopeful that the Carriageworks Farmers market will be back very soon. Maybe by early August. Fingers crossed.

 

Take care and keep safe.

 

 

 

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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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December

News Flash: all online orders will be automatically upgraded to express post from now until Monday 23rd!! News Flash

 

As we head into December and the final trading month of the year we still have so many great events and markets to come! See our list of market and event below.

Online orders: We are regularly posting baskets most days so have a very quick turn around. If you have any special requests please don’t hesitate to contact us info@2ducktrading.com.au

 

 

Basket of the Month 

 Our silver heart baskets bring so much festive cheer! Perfect for the beach, shopping and everyday living this is the one! Find this basket and all our other baskets

on the My Shop page. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/silver-heart/

 

Where to find us in December!!

 

 Wahroonga Village Fair  Sunday 1st December 9.30-4pm

 We are at Cambridge Markets EQ every Wednesday and Saturday during December until Saturday 21st Dec (except Saturday 14th Dec special friends birthday sorry)

 We will be there Saturday 7th December from 8am to midday.

 We have two markets in December at Carriageworks. Saturday 14th Dec and then the grand finale for the Carriageworks Christmas market on the 21st December.

 The last special French fair before Xmas in the grounds at Club Willoughby from 9am to 2pm. Sunday 8th Dec. We will have all our St James tee shirts, table linens and plenty of baskets.

 

Finally we will be having our own  Pop up Shop again at frenchclass in Paddington. Starting Friday 20th to 24th December for baskets, French vintage linens, St James tops table linens and more.

 

xx

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Count down to the festive season!

Wow now it’s November – we have been to France and are now into the busy season! We have some many markets coming up – some with a French flavour or just good old fashioned local community events. Springs feel more like summer and this means lots of great trips to beaches, parks and pool are just around the corner. Perfect time for a new basket!

 

Basket of the Month

 One of our top selling baskets and a perfect baskets for one! https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/single-strap-basket/

Great for a trip to the shops or the market if you need a small shop for just for one trip to the beach! For this basket and the rest of our range pop onto the Our Shop page.

 

Markets in November

Find us every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter  from 8am to 2pm. Exceptionally away Wednesday 20th Nov as I am going to Gundagai (sorry).

  We will be back at Carriageworks Saturday 9th and 23rd November from 8am to 1pm.

 This month we are at Northside 2nd and 16th Nov from 8am to 12pm.

 

 

Special events we are attending in November!

French market at Killarney Height School  – Sunday 10 November.

  Fun in Rose Bay Sunday 17th November 10-3pm.

Pop Up Market at Kimo Estate – Gundagai.

 

Cambridge Xmas market at EQ – The Ultimate Xmas market Sunday 24th November 10-3pm in the Showring at EQ.

 

Wahroonga Street Fair – Sunday  1st December – Wahroonga Village.

 

Something for everyone!

 xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Off to France!

Here is our little update for September and October.

We are lucky enough to have a trip to France mid September to mid October this year so please find all the details of our markets before we go and after we return.

If you want to catch up on our travels remember to follow 2 duck on Instagram @2ducktradingco  for our latest adventures.

 

 

Basket of the Month 

We have a fantastic range of  these basket/ tote bags. This one is the medium oval rustic palm leaf basket with a short sisal handle. Perfect for a day out, trip to the beach or popping to the farmers market.  See this and the other round and oval styles on the Shop page.

 

 

Markets

September and October

 Find us at Cambridge market EQ – 4th, 7th, 11th and 14th September.  We return the 23rd October every Wednesday and Saturday there after.

 Our only time at the market in September is the 7th. We return 9th November.

 We will not be at Northside Produce market at all in September or October back on 2nd  November. Apologies.

 

Upcoming Events

American Tea at Shore school – Friday 13th September – 9-2pm. Find us on the Chapel Lawn.

Spring Fair at Wenona School – Saturday 14th September – 9-3pm. We will be in the Undercroft area.

William Street festival  – Saturday 19th October William Street, Paddington.

CMRI  Christmas fair Wagga Wagga – 25th and 26th October at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.

 

 

All the best

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August

August is here and Spring almost around the corner. We are just back from our annual trip to Melbourne and the Life Instyle trade show. Another great fair completed.

Coming up this month is the start of the Spring fair season we have a few great events. We are looking forward to a trip to France in Sept/October too.

Once again the baskets were so well received at the Melbourne trade fair.  It is alway so wonderful to think that they will be off around the country spreading their magic. With so many alternative carrying bags on the market I am heartened that people are still returning to our great baskets.  They are truely made in a sustainable way and by traditional artisans. So much of what is available now is not – masquerading as eco friendly but in fact not made from sustainable materials and or genuinely handmade.

 

Basket of the Month

 One of our newer baskets and a great tote for the market, school sport or soon enough the beach – our Reinforced Single Strap basket.  With a simple long strap handle  that swings easily onto the shoulder, strengthened by additional reinforcing,  this large basket is a perfect everyday carry all.  In addition this basket has a woven base for additional support so it stands very well.  Pop onto The Shop page for this and all our baskets.

 

Markets for August

 Find us every Wednesday and Saturday at Cambridge markets EQ in the Showring. For all our great French gourmet foods, baskets, table linens and wonderful Made in Mada hats and St James tee shirts. Open from 8am to 2pm.

 

  We will be at the market the 10 and 24th August.  For all our baskets and sustainable bags. Open from 8am to 1pm.

 

 For the moth of August we can be found at the  North Sydney market  17th August. From 8am to midday.

 

Spring fairs

Sunday 25th August we are joining SCEGGS Darlinghurst for the Fabulous Green Festival on Forbes school event.  Open from 10 to 3pm Forbes Street Darlinghurst.

Friday 13th September – American Tea at Shore School. 9-2pm

Saturday 14th September – Wenona Spring Spring fair at Wenona School.

 

Merci

2 duck xx

 

 

 

 

 

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Vive la France! It’s July.

 

 

So many events in Sydney to celebrate the National Day of France!  We call it Bastille Day in Australia, but in France it’s the 14th July. What ever it is called we get to celebrate all things French!! Find us at these great events!

Bastille Market Australia

 

First up in the Bastille Market Australia Sunday 7th at Club Willoughby from 9am to 2pm – a real celebration of everything French with excellent food, entertainment, French shopping and much more!

Le French Rose Bay market

For a 2 day celebration of everything French in Rose Bay at the Pannerong Reserve on 13/14 July from 9am to 5pm. Food, entertainment, music, shopping and more..

Bastille Day La Perouse Sydney

Come and celebrate Bastille Day, the French National Day with historical re-enactments, food and drink stalls, live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family being held at the La Perouse Museum and grounds. At La Perouse on 14th July from 9.30-2pm.

 

Basket of the Month

 

It is time to celebrate our top selling basket – the double handled market basket. This basket comes with short and long strap handles and is the perfect shopper for the markets. Designed to be loaded up with the vegetables, baguettes and other produce and then easily carried over the shoulder or in the hand. It come in 2 sizes. Medium or large (pictured) for all your shopping. Pop on to the Shop page to buy this or any of our great baskets.

 

Markets

  Find us every Wednesday and Saturday at Cambridge markets EQ – Moore park. We are there from 8am to 2pm. Please Note: We are exceptionally away Wednesday 24th, Wednesday 31st July and Saturday 3rd August. 

 

 We are here every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. For July this is the 13th and 27th July.

 We will be there the 3rd Saturday of the month – 20th July in our usual spot on Millar Street.

 

Upcoming events for August.

We will be heading to Melbourne for Life Instyle in the lovely Royal Exhibition building. From 1st to 4th August we are once again an exhibitor in the exquisite boutique wholesale event. For more info regarding our wholesale collection please contact us. Find us at Stand 1494.

 

Have a great July.

 

 

 

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May

Wishing every one a very happy first of May! A day to wish happiness to all.  The tradition is to bring a lovely little bouquet to your nearest and dearest. It’s one of our favourite French traditions.

We are also getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day and the place of Mothers in our lives. Whilst our great baskets are not the only for woman, they do make up the largest part of our client base. A basket is just the most perfect accessory in every womens life. From our classic baskets, round and rectangle baskets  to the blings we have got you covered.

 More French inspired fun – if you want to prepare for a French inspired Mothers Day join us at the La Belle Vie French market Sunday 5th May for all things French. Details below.

 

Basket of the Month

Silver sequins in stripes on our classic double handle basket – a fun touch of bling on a great classic basket. $65 for the month of May. See this and all our other baskets over on the shop page.

 

Markets for May

  Find us every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter from 8-2pm.  Saturday 11 May
Cambridge market is putting on a super special Mother’s Day event which we are delighted to be part of – there will Golden ticket giveaways and lots of  extra fun.

 

 We attend Carriageworks market the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Bringing baskets and full range of sustainable bags to the market. In May it is  Saturdays 11th and 25th, from 8am to 1pm.

 For May we will be at Northside on Saturday 18th from 8am to 12 midday.

 

 Join us at Taren Point school  Sunday 5th May to celebrate all things French with their now annual French school market. Food, wine, shopping, cheese, bread and so much more to share. from 9am to 3pm. This is a school fundraising event so come and enjoy.

 

Merci from 2 duck.

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April and Autumn

With autumn on it way, baskets just are perfect for foliage, harvesting and storing fruit and vegetables.  This is one of  our wonderful open weave baskets seen in Cedar Cicada Mudgee  looking beautiful – merci Lucy. Find this basket and many more over on the shop page https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/leather-trim-open-weave-rectangle-large/

We have a busy month ahead with many of our favourite weekly and annual markets. The highlight is the annual Burrawang Easter market which is alway a fantastic day for 2 duck trading. Burrawang is such a picturesque little village in the Southern highlands and we enjoy the fun of fair.

 

Wholesales

We have been really busy with wholesales in the last few week as everyone prepares for Easter and Mother Day. For all the info just email us on info@2ducktrading.com.au

 

Cute little baskets for Easter

We have these at the markets!

 

Sustainable shopping

As well as the baskets we have a great selection of sustainable jute bags and produce bags. Pop over to our Say No to Plastic Bags shop and make your selection.

 

Markets for April

Cambridge markets EQ on every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. Open from 8 am to 2pm this is the perfect destination for fruit and vegetables, flowers, great bread and much more. We are there every through the month. Away Saturday 20th April. For market baskets, linens, raffia hats and fine French food.

 

 Find us at the Carriageworks in April on Saturdays 13th and 27th from 8am to 1p. For baskets and sustainable bags.

 On every 1st and 3rd Saturday on Miller Street North Sydney find us in April on Saturday 6th April for the market and Sustainable Future. From 8am to midday.

https://www.northsydneycentre.com.au/courses/39/CLS108660/markets/a-sustainable-future-northside-produce-market

 

 

Events

Sunday 7th April: Cambridge Markets Sydney:  Cronulla Easter market 10-4pm Don Lucas reserve Wanda Beach.

 

Burrawang Easter market Saturday 20th April Easter Saturday in the main street of the Burrawang Village. From 9am to 4pm. Such a lovely day in the Highlands.

 

Love from 2 duck