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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cute little baskets for Easter
We have these at the markets!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Once we come to September it is Spring and the perfect time to dust off your baskets for markets, picnics etc. This is a busy month for 2 duck with Spring fairs and events. Plenty of opportunities to find us some where in your local neighbourhood.
Basket of the Month
Our rectangle baskets are just perfect for shopping, picnics and outings. A practical size that is not too big but easy to carry loaded up with produce. Short leather handles soft and comfy for carrying. A rectangular base that is handy as the basket stands well. See this and many more over on the Shop.
Please note: We do have a few styles out of stock ( sorry) they are arriving in early November.
Markets for September
Cambridge Market EQ is on every Wednesday and Saturday and we will be there every day! Find us at the front of the market from 8am to 2pm.
We are at Carriageworks Farmers market every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. This month it is 8th and 22nd September from 8am to 1pm.
Find us at the Northside Produce market the 3rd Saturday of the month 15th September. From 8am to midday.
Martin Place market – Friday 7th September in Martine Place from midday to 7pm.
A day of beautiful things – Turramurra Masonic Hall. Thursday 13th September. We are joining this lovely fundraiser in aid of the NSW Farmer Drought Relief.
Shore American Tea – Shore School North Sydney Friday 14th September, find us on the Chapel Lawn. 9 til 2pm.
As I write I am doing the last preparations for our annual trip to Melbourne and the Life Instyle trade fair. So good to be included and recognised in our industry for our wonderful handmade, sustainable and eco friendly baskets. Now more than ever this feels like the right products to be involved with.
Find us in the wonderful Royal Exhibition building Carlton Garden Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August at Stand 1588.
Sneak Peak of one of our new styles coming later this year. This and many other new and old favourite styles will be on show at the fair.
This is a lovely oval basket with long leather strap handles. This comes in (rustic palm as pictured) or the classic palm leaf of many of our classic baskets. Available from November!
Markets for August
Please note: There is no 2 duck trading co at the Cambridge market EQ this week 1st and 4th August we are back on Wednesday 11th and then every Wednesday and Saturday there after – 8am to 2pm.
Find us Saturday 11th and 28th of August at Carriageworks Farmers market from 8am to 1pm.
We will be at the Northside Produce market Saturday 18th August from 8am til midday.
Back to Newington Day – at Newington School Saturday 11 August from 7.30-4pm.
Loreto Spring Fair – at Loreto Kirribilli School Sunday 28th August from 10-3pm.
See you at the markets.
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.
Celebration of the 14th July!!
Join 2 duck trading co and many other great French focused business to celebrate the French national day. Excellent shopping, food, wine and entertainment for all. 8th July – Club Willoughby.
2 duck trading co.
At all our markets in March we are going to be offering discounts on our baskets. We have a pile of 2nd baskets and discontinued styles and they are taking space in the warehouse so it is time to move them on!!
Pop in a visit us at the markets this month for a great bargain.
Whilst baskets are the perfect way to shop environmentally. We do need additional bags for our fruit and veg. After our recent trip to New Zealand we came across Helen and her business The Rubbish Whisperer. We bought a load of her great and colourful bags and they have been selling like hotcakes. The beauty of these bags is they are all made in NZ and are very strong.
The Rubbish Whisperer Reusable Rubbish pack of 5.
Each bag can hold over 1.5kg of fruit or vegetables. Packs of 5 $25 at the markets.
Markets for March
The Market @EQ
2 duck trading co is there every Wednesday and Saturday for March (Except Easter Saturday 31st March) The market open 8am til 2pm.
Carriageworks Farmers Market
You will us there on Saturday 10th and 24th March. The market starts at 8am until 1pm and you can find us at the Carriageworks Precinct Wilson Street.
Northside Produce Market
Whilst the market trade twice a month you can find us on the 3rd Saturday of the month 17th March from 8am to midday.
Burrawang Easter Market
Easter has come around quickly this year so you can find us at our usual spot just across from the pub on Saturday 31st March in the main street of Burrawang Village, Southern Highlands. The market gets underway by 9am until 3pm.
See you at the markets!!
They are here!!! Our new baskets have arrived and we will be updating the site with all the new styles. Happy dancing!!
We are busy busy busy with all of the wholesale orders, online and of course extra markets and events. Tis the season ….
Pop Up Shop
Back again our 2 duck pop up shop in the French school in Paddington 18th – Sunday 24th December
All our wonderful vintage linen, French market baskets and more!!
Markets in November/ December
Moore Park Foodies market: Entertainment Quarter every Wednesday and Saturday 8-2pm until December 23rd!! ( away Saturday 18th November only)
Carriageworks Farmers market: Saturday 11 & 25th Nov and 9th & 23rd December
Northside Produce market: Millar Street North Sydney 2nd and 16th December
Extra markets and events
Iris Country Fair – Frensham School Mittagong Saturday 18th November 9-4pm
Nargoon Pop Up market – Gundagai Thursday 23rd November 10.00-3pm.
Cambridge Christmas market – Watson Bay Sunday 26th November 10 – 4pm
Wahroonga Fair Day – Wahroonga Village Sunday 3rd December 10.00-4pm
SLM Hyde Park Fare – Hyde Park Barracks Thursday 14th December 4- 9pm
Hard to find Xmas market – Entertainment Quarter 17th December 10- 3pm
lots of love