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/
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.
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.
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/
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.
Happy dancing here at 2 duck trading co – our new shipment has finally arrived and unpacked. So time to get ordering folks. Pop over to the My Shop page. More styles will be added soon too – once we get the photos done.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
We love Spring at 2 duck, it is perfect for baskets and the promise of warm weather, picnics, and all the things that baskets are meant for.
These days the outdoors is extra special. It is lovely to be out and about after being cooped up more than normal due to Covid 19.
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that by early October, we will have our full range of baskets back in stock. We really miss our classic baskets when they sell out. Due to the strangeness of the year we have concentrated our order on the very popular and classic styles. There will be plenty of our wonderful double handled baskets and the classic baskets with and without leather trim. We also welcome back our trim basket with the leather buckle too. Always a popular style.
We are thrilled to have an excellent stock of the fabulous baskets with the cherries too.
At this stage the shipment is due around the 6th October so we should have it through customs and quarantine with in a week. As soon as we are certain of the date we will update the website and let the shopping commence.
So until they arrive, it is business as usual for us and markets on Saturday!
Our single strap basket is beautiful size, at just a little smaller than our classic medium styles. They are great for carrying shopping for just one or two people. Coming with long leather strap handles, it swings easily over the shoulder as you head to the beach, the market or a picnic. This basket has an additional woven base to assist with stability, which makes it able to stand on its own when put down. A perfect everyday basket! Find this basket and others on the website: https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/single-strap-basket/
Markets Find us every Saturday at the Cambridge market EQ in Showring from 8am to 2pm.
We will be at Carriageworks Farmers market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of September – Saturdays 12th and 26th Sept, from 8am to 1pm.
Le Marche Willoughby is a new produce market starting Sunday 13th September. It has a special accent on all things French plus plenty of local produce. It will run the 2nd and 4th Saturday every month. Located in the carpark at Club Willoughby – Crabbes Ave, from 8am to 1pm.
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!
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/
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.
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
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
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!
Back to school mode is here and slowly our year moves into the normal work a day life. We have the perfect tote for you!
Basket of the Month
Here is our beautiful rustic weave basket with leather trim and long comfy handles. A large basket with the narrow oval base it is the perfect carry all. The right basket for the shops, beach market or for every day use.
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!