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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!

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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June

The winter weather has arrived and you might think that baskets are just for summer. But the baskets make great storage around the house, are useful for harvesting vegetables and are perfect to head to the market for the winter comfort food we will all be needing.

 

Basket of the Month – harvest basket

 

Our rush baskets are strong and perfect for strong fresh autumn produce.  Totally hand crafted from rushes – pictured is the medium basket. Pop on to the  shop page to see this and all other baskets.

 

 

About the baskets

Frequently asked questions about the baskets: 

Are they very strong?  The palm leaf as a fibre is naturally strong and quite elastic which is why it is used to weave baskets and other items. The Moroccans and French have used these baskets for many generations to carry their shopping. In my experience they can carry more than we can.

Can they get wet? Yes they can, in fact from time to time it is good for the basket to become damp or wet. As a natural fibre they can dry out over time and crack. Using them for your beach bag or the washing is a great way to rehumidify the palm leaf for a longer life. Just don’t forget those swimmers though!

What do I do if my basket gets dirty? The baskets wash quite easily. Mix up some warm water with a gentle soap and gently scrub with a soft brush.
Air dry immediately in the sun if possible. Good as new.

 

Markets for June

 Find us every Wednesday and Saturday at Cambridge market EQ in the Showring from 8am to 2pm.  For our full range of baskets, St James tee shirts, our wonderful selection of French pates, duck rilles and confit, French mustards and so much more.

 

   Please note that there is NO Market Saturday 8th June (due to a event on the whole site).  We will be at the market Saturday 22nd and 29th  June with a stack of EOFY sales.  Some great baskets hugely reduced.

We are back on Saturday 15th June. With baskets, sustainable bags and some of our great table linens. From 8am to midday.

 

On for the diary

 Bastille Market –  Club Willoughby Sunday 7th July for EVERYTHING French!! More to come.

 

Merci

 

 

 

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April and Autumn

With autumn on it way, baskets just are perfect for foliage, harvesting and storing fruit and vegetables.  This is one of  our wonderful open weave baskets seen in Cedar Cicada Mudgee  looking beautiful – merci Lucy. Find this basket and many more over on the shop page https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/leather-trim-open-weave-rectangle-large/

We have a busy month ahead with many of our favourite weekly and annual markets. The highlight is the annual Burrawang Easter market which is alway a fantastic day for 2 duck trading. Burrawang is such a picturesque little village in the Southern highlands and we enjoy the fun of fair.

 

Wholesales

We have been really busy with wholesales in the last few week as everyone prepares for Easter and Mother Day. For all the info just email us on info@2ducktrading.com.au

 

Cute little baskets for Easter

We have these at the markets!

 

Sustainable shopping

As well as the baskets we have a great selection of sustainable jute bags and produce bags. Pop over to our Say No to Plastic Bags shop and make your selection.

 

Markets for April

Cambridge markets EQ on every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. Open from 8 am to 2pm this is the perfect destination for fruit and vegetables, flowers, great bread and much more. We are there every through the month. Away Saturday 20th April. For market baskets, linens, raffia hats and fine French food.

 

 Find us at the Carriageworks in April on Saturdays 13th and 27th from 8am to 1p. For baskets and sustainable bags.

 On every 1st and 3rd Saturday on Miller Street North Sydney find us in April on Saturday 6th April for the market and Sustainable Future. From 8am to midday.

https://www.northsydneycentre.com.au/courses/39/CLS108660/markets/a-sustainable-future-northside-produce-market

 

 

Events

Sunday 7th April: Cambridge Markets Sydney:  Cronulla Easter market 10-4pm Don Lucas reserve Wanda Beach.

 

Burrawang Easter market Saturday 20th April Easter Saturday in the main street of the Burrawang Village. From 9am to 4pm. Such a lovely day in the Highlands.

 

Love from 2 duck

 

 

 

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March

It has been so great getting all the baskets out to everybody who so patiently waited!!

Now as we turn to Autumn and seasonal produce it is wonderful to see baskets of fruit and veggies full to the brim at all our famers markets. How about this beauty full of flowers too! Just had to share it from @lilyandco.

 

Basket of the Month

Trim baskets

These are such classic and favourite baskets. The medium and large leather trim basket with long thick comfy handles. Perfect for around the house, garden, shopping at the market or going to the beach. Find them and all our wonderful baskets over on the https://2ducktrading.com.au/shop page.

 

Market for March

 Find us every Wednesday and Saturday at Cambridge market EQ in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. From 8-2pm.

 

 For March we will be at Carriageworks Saturdays 2nd, 9th and 23rd from 8-1pm. One extra one making up for being away in February.

 

 Our Northside day will be 16th March from 8am to midday. Loads of baskets, linens, sustainable bags and more..

Coming up!

 

Loads of French fun for all.  Bastille market Australia is having a En Provence market Sunday 17th March from 9 til 2pm.

 

Well that is is from us at 2 duck – see you at a market some where!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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They have arrived at last!

We have finally unpacked the new container and have all our baskets now updated and back in stock on the My Shop page. It is so great to have all our favourites back in stock plus some new ones as well. 

Fete de l’amour

We have the perfect baskets to celebrate. Silver, gold and the red heart baskets or any of the other options.

 

Markets for February


Cambridge market EQ – we are there every Wednesday and Saturday (except weekend of 23rd February) 


Carriageworks Farmers market – find us Saturday 9th February from 8-1pm.


Northside Produce market  – we will be there Saturday 16th from 8 – midday in our usual spot.

 

We have had a few glitches with our website this week but everything is back to normal now – happy shopping!

 

Miriam

 

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Happy New Year!!

We can’t believe that it is January 2019 already.  Summer is finally here and so happy that our wait for baskets is almost over.

I had a quick swim at our local beach the other day and it was 2 duck baskets everywhere – such a great sight to see.

While we wait for the final few weeks for the container here is a sneak peek of  some of the new styles coming!!

The cute pom pom basket and a cherry basket. These two and more will be available very soon. Plus plenty of other styles and all our favourites too.

In the mean time we still have many great baskets on our site – just pop over to My Shop to see what is in stock.

Markets for January

After a little pause we are back at:

 Wednesday 16th January and will be there every Wednesday and Saturday through January.

 First market for 2019 is Saturday Jan 19th and we will be there 8am to midday.

 Carriageworks Farmer market back 19th January but our first market will be 26th January from 8-1pm.

See you at the markets and I will be shouting from the roof tops when the new baskets come in!!!!

Happy New Year

Miriam

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November at 2 duck.

Apologies for a late market update! We have been busy and not in the office enough! As we hurtle toward the end of the year there will lots of opportunities to find us in a suburb near you! Yesterday we had a brilliant time at the French market at Killarney Heights primary school.

The Bad News – at this stage we do not have an arrival time for our new shipment. We have been struck by on going production delays and a transport strike this year, which has slowed everything down. We will keep you posted as soon as we know something. Probably later in December at this stage.

In the mean time we still do have stock of lots of great baskets so do pop over to the My Shop page and see what takes your fancy.

 

Basket of the Month

One of our favourites – the buckle basket with leather trim and long comfy handles. A classic basket with the addition of a buckle for additional security and long (70cms)  thick leather handles that swing easily onto the shoulder for easy trips to the beach or the market.

 

Markets for November

 Cambridge Market EQ is on in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. We are there every Wednesday and Saturday 8am to 2pm.

 2 duck trading co will be Carriageworks Farmers Market Saturday 10th and 24th November from 8am to 1pm.  For baskets and sustainable bags only. Some sale baskets as we clear space for the new stock for whenever it will arrive.

 

  You can find us the 3rd Saturday of the month – 17th November from 8am to midday with all our baskets, linens and sustainable bags.

 

Special events

 

Ravenswood Parents Christmas  lunch 16th November, Pymble Golf Course

Plumer Road Village Fair Sunday 18th November from 10 – 3pm – Plumer Road Rose Bay.

Popped Up at Kimo Estate – Shopping day Gundagai 22nd November 10 – 3pm. Raising money for Cystic Fibrosis.

 

Coming up in December

Wahroonga Street Fair Sunday 2nd December 9.00-3.00pm in the main Wahroonga Village.

 

All the best

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October

 

Unexpectedly 2 duck trading is off to France for the first 2 weeks of October. We hadn’t planned to go this year for family and other reasons but the fates had other ideas. So you won’t find us at the markets til 17th October at EQ. Apologies for those who are looking for us or want a basket. Online shopping is unaffected.

After that it is all hands on deck as we get ready for the arrival of our new shipment ( mid November), and take part in all the markets, events up until Xmas.

 

Basket of the Month

Time to start thinking festive thoughts and what better way than with a bling star basket. Our baskets of the month!! It also comes in gold and blue stars see them all over on the shop. This is a great basket that combines our famous double handled baskets (with the short and long handles) and all the style of the bling sequin star. Perfect. Also a great alternative while we wait for the classic baskets to be back in stock.

 

Markets

 

No North Sydney or Carriageworks market in October – sorry folks.

 

  We return to Cambridge market EQ on Wednesday 17th October and will be there every Wednesday and Saturday there after from 8am to 2pm.

 

William Street Festival

We are joining forces for the William Street festival with Ian from Ian Hadlow Antique Decorative Art to take part in the festival.

We will be bringing baskets, some fun brocante, loads of vintage linen teaming up with Ian’s treasures.  Saturday 20th October. 94 William Street.

 

 

CMRI Christmas market Wagga Wagga

We can’t believe it but it is almost time to  load up the duck truck and head down to Wagga Wagga for the annual CMRI Christmas Fair.

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club Wagga Wagga.

 

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July

So much to look forward to this month. Starting off with the celebration of the French National Day  – 14 July.  Plastic free July and the opportunity to really make plastic bags history.

 

We will be celebrating this year at the Bastille Market – Sunday 8th July at Club Willoughby. This will be a lovely boutique celebration, with a great collection of French shopping stalls, French food, wine, entertainment and much more. From 9am to 2pm.

 

Plastic bag free July

What a great initiative and way to capitalise on the move that the large supermarkets are making towards stopping the use of single use plastic bags. We are totally committed to this at 2 duck. At our markets in addition to our range of baskets, we have introduced reusable produce bags and smaller foldable  jute and cotton bags. Pop in a check out our range at the markets.

 Each pack contains 5 reusable bags in a fabulous range of colours.

 

Basket of the Month

Our fabulous classic market basket with long red leather handles – so bright and cheerful for the  middle of winter and the celebrations.  See this and all our baskets on The Shop page.

 

Markets for July

 

Cambridge Market EQ  Find us there every Wednesday and Saturday during July (except Wednesday 18th) under the market canopy with all our great baskets, French food and more.    Join us for all the fun on 14th July as the market celebrates Bastille Day. With competitions and giveaways.

 

Find us at the Carriageworks Farmers market Saturday 14th and 28th July. At the Carriageworks Precinct from 8am to 1pm.

 

We will be in our usual spot on Miller Street on Saturday 21st July. 8am to midday.  Basket and French linens old and new!

 

 

 

Coming up and I truely can’t believe we are nearly there!! Life Instyle Melbourne from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August.

 

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