Celebration of the 14th July!!
Join 2 duck trading co and many other great French focused business to celebrate the French national day. Excellent shopping, food, wine and entertainment for all. 8th July – Club Willoughby.
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At all our markets in March we are going to be offering discounts on our baskets. We have a pile of 2nd baskets and discontinued styles and they are taking space in the warehouse so it is time to move them on!!
Pop in a visit us at the markets this month for a great bargain.
Whilst baskets are the perfect way to shop environmentally. We do need additional bags for our fruit and veg. After our recent trip to New Zealand we came across Helen and her business The Rubbish Whisperer. We bought a load of her great and colourful bags and they have been selling like hotcakes. The beauty of these bags is they are all made in NZ and are very strong.
Markets for March
The Market @EQ
Carriageworks Farmers Market
Northside Produce Market
Burrawang Easter Market
Easter has come around quickly this year so you can find us at our usual spot just across from the pub on Saturday 31st March in the main street of Burrawang Village, Southern Highlands. The market gets underway by 9am until 3pm.
See you at the markets!!
They are here!!! Our new baskets have arrived and we will be updating the site with all the new styles. Happy dancing!!
We are busy busy busy with all of the wholesale orders, online and of course extra markets and events. Tis the season ….
Pop Up Shop
Back again our 2 duck pop up shop in the French school in Paddington 18th – Sunday 24th December
All our wonderful vintage linen, French market baskets and more!!
Markets in November/ December
Moore Park Foodies market: Entertainment Quarter every Wednesday and Saturday 8-2pm until December 23rd!! ( away Saturday 18th November only)
Carriageworks Farmers market: Saturday 11 & 25th Nov and 9th & 23rd December
Northside Produce market: Millar Street North Sydney 2nd and 16th December
Extra markets and events
Iris Country Fair – Frensham School Mittagong Saturday 18th November 9-4pm
Nargoon Pop Up market – Gundagai Thursday 23rd November 10.00-3pm.
Cambridge Christmas market – Watson Bay Sunday 26th November 10 – 4pm
Wahroonga Fair Day – Wahroonga Village Sunday 3rd December 10.00-4pm
SLM Hyde Park Fare – Hyde Park Barracks Thursday 14th December 4- 9pm
Hard to find Xmas market – Entertainment Quarter 17th December 10- 3pm
lots of love
We have landed back in Sydney in time for a few markets at the end of the month and of course our new shipment of baskets!!
It is also 10 years since we took over 2 duck trading co and we are so delighted to celebrate with all our new baskets!! Here is a sneak peak of our new full bling baskets in gold and bronze!!
Moore Park Foodies Market
Wednesday 25th and Saturday 28th: in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter from 8-2pm.
CMRI Wagga Wagga Christmas Fair
We love coming down to Wagga Wagga for this lovely fair. We will bring down a great selection of baskets, table linens, St James tee shirts, crochets hats and more to be part of this fabulous 2 days event at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Friday and Saturday 27th and 28th October.
Any day now we will have the final clearance of the new shipment of baskets to bring to you. Once they are in stock we will be updating our website so keep an eye out for them
Markets in November
Coming up we have the fantastic:
FANS French market at Killarney Height on Sunday 5 November – celebrating all things French!!
Iris Country Fair: Saturday 18th November Frensham School Mittagong
Italian Street Festival: Sunday 19th November Glenmore Road @ the Intersection.
See you at the markets
Spring and don’t we love it!! While we wait for our new shipment of baskets to arrive we still have plenty of great baskets to enjoy getting out in the spring conditions. All our rectangle baskets are great for picnics and our classic baskets just swing over the shoulder and away you go!!
We are lucky enough to be off to France at the end of September for a month. More work on our little country house, some sourcing of product and a bit of holiday. We are back 22nd October. Our online sales and wholesales will be continuing as normal with a little help from our friends.
Basket of the Month
Large double handle basket – one of our favourite classic baskets. This and all our others over on the My Shop page.
We are in the season of spring fairs and special events – here is what is coming up this month!
Shore American Tea: Friday 8 September 8-2pm at Shore School North Sydney
Sydney Grammar Prep Family Fun Day: Saturday 9th September 1.30-5
Wenona Fair Day: Saturday 16th September, 10 -3pm, Wenona School North Sydney
Cambridge Market Sunday 17th Watson Bay.
Moore Park Foodies market: every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter until Wednesday 20 September.
Carriageworks Farmer Market: Saturday 9th September 8-1pm At the Carriagework Precinct.
Away in France from 22nd Sept to 22nd October. Back on deck 23rd October. Just in time to head down to Wagga Wagga for the annual CMRI Christmas fair 27th and 28th October.
As plastic bag free July draws to a close how wonderful to see some movement from our large supermarket chains regarding single use plastic bags. I can’t believe it has taken so long!!
I lived in France in the 90’s and single use plastic bags had been phased out many years before, so that a visit to the hypermarche saw shoppers arriving with their baskets and a collection of reusable bags to do their large shop. Of course the use of baskets is very common at the markets and in many village and towns across France. We need to do the same here in Australia! At 2 duck we are doing our bit!! Our baskets are very strong and do last – so you can shop at the super market or farmers market and carry all your shopping. You may need 2 baskets to fit it in!! Make the change if you haven’t already and get a basket. Use it, help stop the use of unnecessary plastic.
Basket of the Month
Life Instyle Melbourne
We are exhibiting this year in the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton at the August top boutique trade event. We can be found at Stand 1554 – in a very similar spot to last year. We will be featuring our new range of baskets but will have our classics on show too. The event is every day from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August. For all our wonderful stockists pop in and say hello and see the baskets.
Markets for August
A day of beautiful Things
Club Rose Bay – Thursday 10 August from 10 – 3pm. Join me and a small collection of beautiful retailers with our wonderful wares. Find us just past the Lynne Park tennis on the corner of New South Head rd and Vickery Ave.
Rose Bay Farmer Market
15 August in Pannerong Park Rose Bay for this lovely market. From 8 til 2 pm.
Ascham Tennis Day Sunday 20th August – at Ascham school from 11 am until 4pm. School fete day and fair.
Loreto Kiribili Spring Fair Sunday 27th August – at Loreto School, Kiribili from 10 to 4 pm.
See you at the markets
July will be a busy month in the 2 duck trading calendar. Normally we are in France but this year we are here get to be part of the Bastille Revolution Festival and we are soo excited. We have lots of new St James styles coming for the festival. http://bastillefestival.com.au/bastille-festival-sydney-2017/
Basket of the Month
One of our favourite styles is our basket of the month. The medium rustic rectangle basket. A perfect size for shopping or even a mobile office. This is the basket we use for all our market admin. Made from the rarer dwarf palm leaf with short strong leather handles. This basket stands well and is the perfect size for daily shopping, a sport run or a trip to the bank. Visit this basket and the rest of the range over on the shop page.
Markets for July
Moore Park Foodies Market at the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter – this month we will be attending on 1st, 5th, 8th. Then 19th, 22nd and 26th July.
Carriageworks Farmers market
The festival is from 13th to 16th July in the whole Circular Quay precinct. 2 duck trading can be found at the French Emporium village in Scout Plaza right down near Circular Quay. We will bring our full range of baskets, St James tee shirts, hats, table linens and more.
Back to Newington Day: At Newington school, Stanmore – 29th July from 8am to 4pm. For our full range of baskets, St James tee shirts, hand crochet raffia hats and our beautiful table linens.
Up and coming:
August is coming around soon and 2 duck will be exhibiting once again at Life Instyle Melbourne. Visit us at our same spot Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August in the beautiful Exhibition building Carlton for our new range of baskets for this coming Summer.
Merci et à bientôt
The school went back this week and life slowly gets back to normal. Luckily the warm weather continues and it is so great to get out for the occasional swim. We always take a basket.
La fête d’amour Valentines day is nearly upon us!!
What better way to show some love and do it with a beautiful basket. We have a few options of you. Don’t forget our lovely St James tee shirt too.
Or maybe it is a little something gastronomic!! We have delicious foie gras, duck confit or fantastic pates available @mooreparkproductmarket on Wednesday or Saturday for any romantic tête à tête.
Basket of the Month
This sparking heart basket is perfect! Our wonderful classic double handle basket with a lovely silver sequin heart. See this basket and several more perfect for Valentines day at My Shop.
Markets for February
Every Wednesday and Saturday we are at Moore Park Produce market from 8am to 2pm. You can find us in the showring at the Entertainment Quarter. We have all our baskets, great French linens, stripy St James tee shirts, fine French food and so much more.
NB: Exceptionally we are away Saturday 3rd of February.
This month we are at Carriageworks Farmer market – Saturdays 11th and 25th of Feb. Open from 8am to 1pm we have baskets only at this market.
We will be at Northside Produce market Saturday 18th February. From 8am to midday. For baskets and lovely French linens.
We have a full range of baskets for wholesale – just drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or send the contact form and we will send the code to view the collection.
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