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September heralds Spring!

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.

New Shipment

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!

For wholesales please contact us for the code to look at the collection: https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

 

Basket of the Month

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.

 

À tres bientôt from 2 duck.

 

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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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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.

2 duck trading co

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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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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

 

 

 

 

 

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February

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.

See this on our shop page https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/rustic-weave-trim-basket/

 

Markets

We are having a slow start to markets due to family matters we should be on track by February 15th!

Cambridge market EQ:  we will be back from Saturday 15th onwards.And then every Wednesday and Saturday there after.

Carriageworks Farmers market:  Find us there  8th February and 22nd Feb. From 8am to 1pm.

 

Merci

2 duck xx

 

 

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January

We are slowly getting the year underway here at 2 duck, very difficult not to be glued to the news outlets watching the awful devastation unfold on our beloved south coast. The scene of so many wonderful holidays. Bon courage to everyone facing so much devastation.

 

Our online sales are all open but we are not back to the markets just yet.

 

Basket of the Month

 The fun palm handle large oval basket – cute summer tote! Perfect for summer days.  https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/oval-baskets-with-palm-handle/

See this basket and everything else over on  the My Shop page.

 

Markets for January

  We will be back at Carriageworks Farmers market on Saturday 11th January and plan a monster 2nds sale! We will also be there Saturday 25th January.

 

First Cambridge market EQ will be Saturday 18th January  then we will be there every Saturday til February.

 

Merci

2 duck

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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