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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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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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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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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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March Autumn update

Here is our March update.  Autumn has arrived and this year is well underway!!

At this stage most of the major events that we would normally do, are not proceeding. Sadly for us there is no Burrawang market on Easter Saturday this year. Luckily our weekly markets continue to be going very well as shopper embrace the markets again.  We really hope that we see you at one of the markets some time soon.

As the season changes, remember, we have the fantastic St James stripy tops all over on our shop! Classic and comfy from French cotton. These gems are still made in  France and are so authentic. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/st-james-long-sleeve-minquier-top/

 

 

Basket of the Month

The pompom baskets are just the fun and bright tote that we need as we get ready to say good by to summer. The basket is a classic sized basket with multi coloured pompoms and long leather straps that swing easily over the shoulder. Perfect for shopping, going to the markets, those last beach days! Pop over to the shop to look at this basket or the rest of our range  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/pom-pom-basket/

 

Markets

We can be found at  Cambridge markets EQ every  Wednesday and Saturday in March.  Each market day from 8am to 2pm.

 

We are at the Carriageworks Farmers market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month – this is 13th and 27th March. Each Saturday at the Carriageworks Precinct  from 8am to 1pm.

 

Also find us at Le Marche Club Willoughby  on Sunday’s  14th and 28th March from 8am to 1pm in Crabbes Ave Willoughby.

 

Merci

2 duck trading co

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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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March for harvesting with your market basket!

 

This is truely the perfect time for a French market basket. It can be a harvest basket,  a shopping basket for all the wonderful produce, a going to the market basket or collecting flowers basket.

We are already in March and the beginning of Autumn – isn’t it amazing how time flies.  This is now the best time to use your French market basket from 2 duck to gather your autumnal abondance.

A beautiful bucket of roses collected from May Farms Flowers at  Cambridge markets EQ.  The perfect market buy.

 

In addition to our market baskets we also offered a range of sustainable produce bags and other reusable shopping bags to use alongside your market baskets.  It is a simple but practical step to take to cut out those unnecessary plastic bags by having some products bags in your basket.  See these over on My Shop  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/sustainable-bags/

 

Basket of the Month

 One of our most enduring and classic market baskets  – the thick short handle basket is a shopping essential.  With an extra strong woven base and a doubled woven rim this is a sturdy market shopper. The short thick leather handle is so comfy for carrying a market or harvest load.  Feel like a real French market shopper!

See this and all our baskets on the My Shop page – https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-market-basket-with-short-handles/

 

Markets for March

Find us every Wednesday and Saturday at Cambridge markets EQ in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. All set up and ready to go from  8am until 2pm.

 This month we will be at Carriageworks Famers market on Saturdays 14th only From 8am to 1pm.

 

 

 

Merci

2 duck trading co