Mother’s Day is coming in early May – we have the perfect Mother’s Day presents which are beautiful, practical for many Mother’s daily lives and ethical too. What better place to get a pressie for your Mum.
As the Autumn days come on us we notice we are selling more baskets for harvesting and gathering fruit and vegetables. We love hearing how you are using the baskets. So do send us your photos. We think our baskets are perfect for loads of autumn goodness. Especially the newly uploaded rush baskets – see this basket pictured plus the whole range over on the shop.
Basket of the Month
Our fantastic jute basket is our feature basket and also on special for the month of April!! Pictured is the long handle leather trim basket with the added strength and style of the jute covering. A charming rustic delight. Also available in short handle style too. See this and all our other great baskets over on our shop page.
Markets in April
EQ market at Moore Park is on every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Market closed ANZAC day.
Carriageworks Farmers market is on every Saturday you can find us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. This month that is 14th and 28th April. The market is open from 8am to 1pm sharp.
Northside Market is on 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month in Miller Street, North Sydney. We are there on the 3rd Saturday 21st April. From 8am to midday.
Upcoming events May
We are participating in the Argyle Affair – a curated shopping event in Camden. Every day from 9-3pm.
All the best from 2 duck
We have landed back in Sydney in time for a few markets at the end of the month and of course our new shipment of baskets!!
It is also 10 years since we took over 2 duck trading co and we are so delighted to celebrate with all our new baskets!! Here is a sneak peak of our new full bling baskets in gold and bronze!!
Moore Park Foodies Market
Wednesday 25th and Saturday 28th: in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter from 8-2pm.
CMRI Wagga Wagga Christmas Fair
We love coming down to Wagga Wagga for this lovely fair. We will bring down a great selection of baskets, table linens, St James tee shirts, crochets hats and more to be part of this fabulous 2 days event at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Friday and Saturday 27th and 28th October.
Any day now we will have the final clearance of the new shipment of baskets to bring to you. Once they are in stock we will be updating our website so keep an eye out for them
Markets in November
Coming up we have the fantastic:
FANS French market at Killarney Height on Sunday 5 November – celebrating all things French!!
Iris Country Fair: Saturday 18th November Frensham School Mittagong
Italian Street Festival: Sunday 19th November Glenmore Road @ the Intersection.
See you at the markets
Spring and don’t we love it!! While we wait for our new shipment of baskets to arrive we still have plenty of great baskets to enjoy getting out in the spring conditions. All our rectangle baskets are great for picnics and our classic baskets just swing over the shoulder and away you go!!
We are lucky enough to be off to France at the end of September for a month. More work on our little country house, some sourcing of product and a bit of holiday. We are back 22nd October. Our online sales and wholesales will be continuing as normal with a little help from our friends.
Basket of the Month
Large double handle basket – one of our favourite classic baskets. This and all our others over on the My Shop page.
We are in the season of spring fairs and special events – here is what is coming up this month!
Shore American Tea: Friday 8 September 8-2pm at Shore School North Sydney
Sydney Grammar Prep Family Fun Day: Saturday 9th September 1.30-5
Wenona Fair Day: Saturday 16th September, 10 -3pm, Wenona School North Sydney
Cambridge Market Sunday 17th Watson Bay.
Moore Park Foodies market: every Wednesday and Saturday in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter until Wednesday 20 September.
Carriageworks Farmer Market: Saturday 9th September 8-1pm At the Carriagework Precinct.
Away in France from 22nd Sept to 22nd October. Back on deck 23rd October. Just in time to head down to Wagga Wagga for the annual CMRI Christmas fair 27th and 28th October.
Time for our annual pilgrimage to France. This little house needs some more love and attention. We are back from France mid July but all our online sales are still operational in our absence. We will be collecting more vintage linen and checking out all the latest trends. Follow us on Instagram for our adventures.
Basket of the Month
Our most classic and iconic basket – the double handle market basket. Equipped with short and long leather strap handles this basket is perfect for everything! It is our most popular basket! We love it. Strong, durable, made for carrying loads of shopping this is the one you see everywhere in France. Loaded with baguettes, flowers and veggies and more. A real worker. See this basket and all the others on our shopping page.
Markets in June
Moore Park Produce Market (formerly EQ Village markets) @ the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park – Saturday 4th June 8-2pm.
Carriageworks Farmers market Saturday 4th June 8am -1pm.
Moore Park Produce Market @ Entertainment Quarter from 20th July – every Wednesday and Saturday 8-2pm.
Carriageworks Farmers Market – Saturday 23rd July 8-1pm
Back to Newington Day – Newington School Saturday 30th July 8.30-4.pm in the Centenary Hall.
See you when we are back from France.
Every where in France in May is the mois du Muguet – the festival of the Lily of the Valley. It heralds the beginning of spring and is one of my favourite traditions in France – everyone gives you a bouquet of muguet as gift of good luck. We will be in France from mid June for a few weeks and and so look forward to getting back in touch with these charming traditions.
Free shipping – reminder that our offer of free shipping on baskets goes until this Friday 6th May.
Website – we are continuing our revamp of the website and will be bringing more products – the St James tee shirts and our lovely linens. Keep checking back to see what is new.
Basket of the Month
The rectangle baskets in rustic weave our one of our most popular styles and an on going favourite. Woven in the rustic weave from the dwarf palm tree leaf they are strong, durable and so practical. With short thick comfortable handles they are perfect for every type of carrying – shopping and more. Pop on to the buy a basket page for these baskets and many more.
Markets for May
EQ Village market under the canopy @ the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park – every Wednesday and Saturday in May (except Saturday 28th May) from 8am to 2pm.
Carriageworks Farmers market @ the Carriageworks Precinct Wilson Street Darlington Saturday 7th, 14th May and 4th June from 8am to 1pm. For our 2 duck baskets only.
Northside Produce Market on Miller Street Saturday 21st May from 8am to midday. this fantastic market is going twice a month. Due to existing commitment we will continue on the 3rd Saturday of the month for the time being. But please support this great market this coming Saturday 7th May!!.
Ascham Tennis and family Fun day @ Ascham School Saturday 22nd May
a little more – good wishes can never hurt!!
Merci 2 duck trading co
2 duck for March
After the busyness of February and the trade fair we are back to our markets and planning for events and preparing for our next shipment.
Basket of the Month
The baskets with leather trim and thick comfy handles are amongst the strongest and most durable in our range. This basket adds rustic charm to the classic style. Woven in the rarer dwarf palm tree leaf it has a rougher and more raw look. Made in the western part of Morocco nearer the coast it reflects the traditions of that area. This and all our baskets available on the buy basket online page – buy baskets
Markets for March
Every Wednesday and Saturday at the Entertainment Quarter market, Moore Park from 8-2pm. Please note we are away exceptionally Saturday 12th and 26th March. For baskets, table linens, woven hats, coated table cloths, St James tee shirts and more.
Saturday 5th March from 8 – 1pm for our full range of baskets.
Northside Produce Market on Miller – Saturday 19th March from 8- midday, for baskets, French linens and more.
Burrawang Easter fair
Easter Saturday – 26th March in the main street of Burrawang – Southern Highlands for a full street fair. 2 duck is in our usual spot just across from the iconic Burrawang Hotel. See you there!!
The market tales
Unfortunately due to some difficulties between the local community and Marrickville Council this event has been postponed!! Until later in the year. Such a shame as we visited the Precinct and thought it would be fantastic.
Merci 2 duck