The Easter break is upon us and so is the school holidays. We are going to take a few days to do some road tripping into Victoria and hope to pop into some of our Victorian stockists on the way. The office will be closed from Tuesday 6th to Monday 12th April. All online orders will be posted when we return to the office on 12 April.
Baskets of the Month
Our reed baskets are a fun family of 3 baskets. Small, medium and large basket, all sold individually. The baskets are woven out of naturally occurring reed to make a more rigid style of basket. With handles long enough to go over the shoulder they make a perfect every day tote, office bag or hand bag. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/reed-baskets/
We are at Cambridge markets EQ every Wednesday and Saturday in April, except Wednesday 7th and 14th April. We will be trading on Easter Saturday for any last minute French holiday treats, table linens.
Find us at Carriageworks Famers market on Saturdays 10th and 24th April. We are there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
We will be at Le Marché-Willoughby both Saturday 11th and 25 April. Please note: for 25th April as the market will be on ANZAC day we will begin trading at 11am until 4pm.
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.
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.
As I write the rain is pelting down and I am thinking of friends and stockists living and working on the East Coast – wow it is wet. This is from Sydney and I am sure it is much worse elsewhere. Seems like we have had unprecedented rains of late. This is giving new meaning to being wet ducks!! My thoughts are with those with roofs blown off and gardens and homes in turmoil!!
We will be away for part of April visiting Cambodia but our onlines will still be processed as normal. See the dates for all our April markets below. Of course it is Easter and we will definitely be at the Burrawang Easter Fair. Rain or shine for this favourite market.
A classic basket with leather trim and long handles. This basket is an variation on the original classic basket with leather trim as it has an extra woven rim and base for extra strength and stability. A medium size basket with long thick comfy leather handles it is perfect for all the carrying we do!! It is on special until the end of April for the fête des mêre.
Markets for April
We will be at Moore Park produce market Wednesday 5th and 26th and Saturday 1st, 8th and 29th of April. For baskets, fine French food, St James tee shirts and all our great table linens.
For Goodness Sake – Fair Farmers market at the Royal Randwick Racecourse Sunday 9th April. 8 am to 3pm. With our baskets, St James Tee shirts and a selection of table linens.
We will be at the market only on Saturday 8th April. For baskets.
Burrawang Easter market
Saturday April 15th from 8am to 3pm in the main street of the historic Burrawang Village. We are in our same spot as last year just across the road from the Burrawang Pub. We will have a big piles or 2 of baskets, our great St James tee shirts and plenty of lovely linens. See you there. Check the website for all the info there are some changes for parking and traffic.
http://www.burrawangeastermarket.com or check their Facebook page @burrawangeastermarket
Wow after such a full on summer it is lovely to have some relief from the heat. Perfect for our wonderful St James tops.
Made in France from lovely light weight cotton they perfect for the coming demi season. We have several styles; the 3/4 sleeve Galathee style specially for woman in white and navy or white with red stripes. Or the long sleeve unisex style Minquier. We also have a range for kids in the long sleeve Minquier style. So French!! So perfect.
Basket of the Month
As the weather turns rustic so too do our lovely baskets. This is a beauty – made of leaves of the dwarf palm tree and woven in a rustic style. This basket has a larger woven oval base and leather trim and long leather handles and a greener look to the palm leaf. You can find this rustic style in this classic shape and also our rustic rectangle baskets. Visit our shop for this basket and more..
Markets for March
Moore Park Produce market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm in the Showring
We are now at the the 2nd and 4th Saturday‘s of the month. 11th and 25th March at the Carriageworks Precinct from 8am to 1pm.
2 duck will be at Northside Produce market Saturday 18th March from 8am to midday.
For Goodness Sake Fair Farmers market at Royal Randwick Racecourse. It’s on every Sunday from 8 -3 pm. Starting Sunday 19th March.
2 duck is joining and we will be there Sunday 19th and 26th March.
We love January – it is time to take a break, head to the beach with a basket (of course) and catch up on all the admin and stock taking that we couldn’t do before Christmas.
We will be back at the markets later in January so if you want a basket our online shop is the way to go!! Also a reminder that we have our fantastic St James tee shirts available on line. The 3/4 sleeve galathee top is perfect for summer evenings. Made of amazing light cotton they are wear so well. Available in white and red stripes too.
Basket of the month
Voila our lovely short handle classic basket! Perfect for everything – the beach, shopping, picnics. A medium sized basket with a thick, comfy short leather handle. This one and more is available over on the My Shop page.
Markets for January
We start back on Wednesday 25th January – just in time to pick up some gourmandise before Australia Day.
Our first Saturday back is 28th January. From 8am to 1pm – Wilson street Darlington. We have a new market cycle this year @ Carriageworks we will be there every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.