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July

Well all good things must come to an end!  Sadly our trip to France is almost over, it has been a most wonderful time reconnecting with our wonderful spot in Drôme.  Now we are getting ready to pack our bags and close up our darling wee house in France and head back to Sydney.

The good news regarding baskets is the new container is now on it’s way, however we don’t have an ETA on the arrival date – probably some time in September.  We will back and be getting right back into markets and preparation for  Life Instyle Melbourne.

Wholesales

2 duck trading  will be attending Life Instyle Melbourne at the end of July. Find us at Stand 2126 in the glorious Royal Exhibition building from Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st July. Here is a sneak peak of what is coming. So cute.

 

Baskets of the Month

Even though it is the winter months, a basket is still the perfect accessory for shopping and collecting your fresh produce. The buckle basket is ideal  as a daily tote or carry all. Pop over to Our Shop page to see this and all our other baskets. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/classic-trim-basket-with-buckle/

 

Markets

 

 We return to  Carriageworks Farmer Markets 23rd July.  Then from August we will be coming to Carriageworks every 1st and 3rd Saturday  starting Saturday 6th  August.

Find us  back at Cambridge markets EQ from Saturday 16th July.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  –   We return Sunday 10th July just in time to celebrate Bastille day and the Fête Nationale.

 

See you very soon x

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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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Here comes 2022

And just like that we are  waving good bye to another year and by in large I am happy to do so!

It is my dearest wish that 2022 will be one that is less troubled and calmer than what we have experienced to date.  At  2 duck trading we are taking short breaks over the the coming weeks before we resume the markets later in January. We will be posting online orders from 4th Jan again when the post offices reopen and then intermittently every few days thereafter.  We may take a few more days off in January but will keep you posted. Wholesales also resume once Aramex starting picking up again.

Office closed Monday 17th to Friday 21st Jan. All orders sent 24th Jan

We wish all our dear friends and baskets lovers the most happy and safe New Year and hope that there are some safe celebrations as we see the new year in.

Whilst I know that the city of lights has postponed much of their festivities it is alway a joy to behold Le Tour and imagine her in full celebration.  Happy New Year.

Baskets of the Month

The large open weave trim basket with short leather handles. This is a fantastic basket for summer living.  It will go to the beach, a picnic, be perfect for a weekend away. Woven in firmer open weave style this baskets holds it’s shape and form for many years. With a leather bound trim and corners it is stylish and strong. Image from Cedar Cicada Mudgee. See this and all the baskets in the open weave rectangle  family – https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/leather-trim-open-weave-rectangle-large/

Markets

We return to Carriageworks Farmers market on Saturday 22nd January with a fabulous warehouse sale.  This will a huge mix of all the classic baskets plus some other samples and seconds.  Not to be missed. For February we will be there the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

We return late January (date to be confirmed). With a brand new market canopy finished and the site renovated.

 

 

Le Marche – Willoughby will operate exceptionally on Sunday 30th January  for all our French treats and then return to our normal rhythm of 2nd and 4th Sunday.

 

Take care in these challenging days and stay safe and well.

 

Miriam x

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NEW stock for September

 

Wow in amongst so much difficult news, I am delighted that my new container has arrived and is being unpacked this week!  This arrival is ahead of schedule and we are so pleased that we have all our baskets available again.   It is always such a joy to change those “Out to stock” to “In stock”  Due to the crazy times we don’t have a huge range of new styles,  see below one of the new styles or pop over to the shop to see the rest.

We have put all the baskets back in stock over on our shop but may take a few days to fulfil orders whilst we are unpacking.

 

Baskets of the Month

Introducing the new Lace basket.  This is a medium sized classic basket with the addition of a deep lace woven top and long thick leather handles.  To see this and all our other baskets pop over to the shop https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/lace-basket/

 

 

Wholesale are now open!  We are delighted to present our full collection for this coming Spring and Summer.  If you don’t have our wholesale code please contact us via the contact page https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/   Don’t delay in placing your wholesale orders, even for later in the year, as some styles are very popular and we have limited numbers.

 

Markets

Markets we are still not back at the markets. Our return to the market is going to depend on NSW Health rules on non essential trade. We will be back as soon as we are able to trade. Please remember our wonderful markets are still trading for essential food services.   All our markets are doing an excellent job for safe trading and are an ideal place to go for food. If you shop there you will be supporting a small business too.

Our markets are Covid safe. They are  Cambridge Markets EQ,  Carriageworks Farmers market and  Le Marché-Willoughby.  We really hope that we will be back at the markets in October.

 

Stay safe and well xx

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Baskets have arrived!

News flash 

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.

Take care and keep safe.

 

 

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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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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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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