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September at 2 duck

Welcoming Spring

September, what a perfect time to return to Australia and be back in Sydney.  Spring is just around the corner and it is the right time to head out to the markets, pick up a new basket and get ready for the warmer weather.  We are also glad to be missing the latest heatwave in France too. 40 degrees in our village this week.

September always bring a few spring fairs and we will be back at Shore school American Tea mid September.  See below for markets and events.

Early September is also has father’s day, and whilst most people might think that baskets are only for woman – mothers actually we think baskets are for all! Our basket of the month is makes a great present for Dad.

Baskets of the Month


This is the perfect basket for everything!  Ideal for shopping, an everyday tote, a picnic – you name it this one has you sorted.    We love the rectangle shape of this basket. It is woven in the rustic weave with the leather trim for strength and with short comfy leather handle  for ease of use. To see this basket and our full range pop over  Our Shop for the baskets


Is it time to stock up on baskets, as we head to the spring and summer season. To look at our full wholesale range send us a contact request


  Carriageworks Farmer Markets –  find us in September   – Saturdays  2nd, 16th and 30th.  Carriageworks Farmers Market  is open every Saturday from 8am to  1pm and we are there the first and third Saturday.

Cambridge markets EQ  We are back to the markets  two Saturday a month. Find us on  9th and 23rd September under the market canopy area near the flower at the Entertainment Quarter.  We will have our full range of baskets, St James tops, linens and more. The market is from 8am to 2pm.

Le Marche – Willoughby   For the month of September we are there on the 10th and 24th.   We will have all our favourite baskets, St James tops and great table linens and a few of our French vintage linens finds from our time in France.

Shore American Tea

Friday 8th September  8am to 2pm, at Shore School North Sydney, find us on the Chapel lawn.

See you at a market some time soon.

2 duck 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 –


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