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August update

Return to Sydney

Our wonderful sojourn in France is coming to an end (can’t believe I am writing this) and we are preparing to close up our lovely wee house and return to Sydney!!  We have visited so much, been visited – 16 visitors during the time, cooked, eaten, drank, and enjoyed the delights of our corner of Drome. Everyday using a fantastic 2 duck basket as we went to the market and shops.

It will be devastating to leave but also wonderful to be home too.

Due to family commitments here in France we are not doing the Life Instyle trade fair this year., however we are ready to take your wholesale orders when they come.

We are coming back with a variety of markets and events when we get back,  see all the info below.

 

Baskets of the Month

This basket has been my trusty handbag everyday shopper all around France and Italy.  The baby bucket basket. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/small-bucket-basket/ Shop this basket or any other over on our shop.

Markets

 

  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  find us in August on Saturdays  5th and 19th.  Carriageworks Farmers market  is open every Saturday from 8am to  1pm.Cambridge markets EQ  We are back to the markets late August – Saturday 26th. We will have our full range of baskets, St James tops, linens and more. The market is from 8am to 2pm.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  It will be so great to be back at the best little French market on the North Shore. Come to see us in August on Sunday – 13th and then on 27th, we will have all our favourite baskets, St James tops and great table linens and few of our French vintage linens finds from our time in France.

Events coming up

Back to Newington fair – Saturday 12th August, at Newington School. 8am to 4pm.

American Tea – Shore School, Friday 8th September  8am to 2pm, find us on the Chapel lawn.

 

See you somewhere in Sydney x

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September at 2 duck

Yippee September means Spring and hopefully some beautiful warm and sunny basket weather.  Please find our full update on September for 2 duck trading co.

We are delighted that our new baskets will be here any day now, so we can celebrate the beginning of Spring.  It is always a joy when we have new stock and styles available for you.  We also have lots of events and special markets coming up this month too.  Plenty of places to find us and get a basket, raffia hat or a St James top.

Baskets of the Month

It always feels a little like Xmas when the new container arrives.  This rustic rectangle basket is one of my favourites and the basket that I use every day.  So glad to have this back in plentiful supply and ready to send. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/medium-rustic-basket/

Wholesales

 

Returning this year is the classic market basket with the red leather handles. We have missed you.

If you are not on our email list and would like to be, send us through a contact form and we will send you all the info regarding baskets and add you to the list. https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/

Markets

 

  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  We have changed our days at the market and will be coming to Carriageworks every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.  For September find us only Saturday 17th September with all our new baskets. We are also away 1st Oct back on the 15th October.

We are attending Cambridge market EQ every Saturday. In September/ Oct  there a few exceptions due to events and family matters. Our dates are  17th and 24th September.  We will also be away the 1st and 8th October.  Find us there for baskets, St James tops, great saucisson, French linens, hats and more.  Our range of  long awaited St James tee shirts has been expanding (finally) so do pop and see us for the perfect trans seasonal tops.

 

Le Marche – Willoughby  this month we will be at Le Marche  Sunday 11th and 25th September. Visit us for baskets, St James tops, French pates and foie gras,  French linens and French fun.

Events

Saturday 3rd Sept –  Bastille market Saint Paul’s College Manly  10-3pm. Postponed due to weather in July  this full French experience is going ahead this Saturday. Fingers crossed for the weather again!

Friday 9th Sept  – Shore school American Tea fete day 8.30-2pm at Shore School North Sydney

Saturday 10th SeptWenona Fair Day 10.00- 3pm.  Wenona School North Sydney.

 

All the best 2 duck

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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, the new container is now on it’s way. 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 24th July to continue to celebrate Bastille day and the Fête Nationale.  Apologies we won’t be able to make the 10th July due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

See you very soon x

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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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November update

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.

Wholesale

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.

 

Whats coming!

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.

 

 

Markets

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).

 

Special events

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.

Keep safe and see you at the markets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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May

Wishing every one a very happy first of May! A day to wish happiness to all.  The tradition is to bring a lovely little bouquet to your nearest and dearest. It’s one of our favourite French traditions.

We are also getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day and the place of Mothers in our lives. Whilst our great baskets are not the only for woman, they do make up the largest part of our client base. A basket is just the most perfect accessory in every womens life. From our classic baskets, round and rectangle baskets  to the blings we have got you covered.

 More French inspired fun – if you want to prepare for a French inspired Mothers Day join us at the La Belle Vie French market Sunday 5th May for all things French. Details below.

 

Basket of the Month

Silver sequins in stripes on our classic double handle basket – a fun touch of bling on a great classic basket. $65 for the month of May. See this and all our other baskets over on the shop page.

 

Markets for May

  Find us every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter from 8-2pm.  Saturday 11 May
Cambridge market is putting on a super special Mother’s Day event which we are delighted to be part of – there will Golden ticket giveaways and lots of  extra fun.

 

 We attend Carriageworks market the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Bringing baskets and full range of sustainable bags to the market. In May it is  Saturdays 11th and 25th, from 8am to 1pm.

 For May we will be at Northside on Saturday 18th from 8am to 12 midday.

 

 Join us at Taren Point school  Sunday 5th May to celebrate all things French with their now annual French school market. Food, wine, shopping, cheese, bread and so much more to share. from 9am to 3pm. This is a school fundraising event so come and enjoy.

 

Merci from 2 duck.