With April, Easter is upon us and we do have some fun markets over the Easter weekend. We are so delighted to be back at the Burrawang Easter Fair in the historic village in the Southern Highlands. We have missed three of these wonderful events due to Covid and the wild weather over the last few years so we are thrilled to back this Easter. For the info see below in this post. We also have the fabulous Le Marche Willoughby on Sunday which will be a real cracker for Easter.
We are counting down our markets until we head to France in late April. See our list below.
Our online shop will be open while we are away in France and we will be posting orders on a weekly basis (or more depending on the volumes of orders).
Remember Mother’s Day is coming up too, so order your baskets soon to have the best present ready for Maman.
We return from our adventures in France and to the markets in early August. No doubt with plenty of tales to tell. We are so looking forward to being back in our house and reconnecting with our village. Most of all we can wait to see our son in Uk and spending time with with our French and Italian families. To follow our French adventures check us our on instagram @2ducktradingco or our house account @la_grange_drome La belle vie!
Baskets of the Month
With the arrival of cooler weather, everyone turns to more cooking and the necessary shopping for fabulous home prepared meals. One of the best baskets is our rectangle rustic basket. With short strong leather handles and the squared design it is perfect take to the market or shops to load with produce. Also handy for school sports and all the toting of kids paraphernalia. So strong but stylish, pop over to our shop now to get yours https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/medium-rustic-basket/
The 1st of May is one of my favourite French traditions Fete des Muguets. Everywhere we go in France we find people selling bunch of “lily of the valley”. Perfect with a basket. I know I have posted this photo before but it is my favourite and we need favourites at this time. They bring good luck!!
As social distancing restriction are in place there are still no reputable markets operating at the moment. More news coming.
Express Post offer: With Mothers day fast approaching I am upgrading all my online orders to express post. Things have been pretty haywire with the post in these past few weeks so if you need an urgent gift we will do our best!
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.
In May we celebrate Mothers. At 2 duck we feel supporting Mothers is our number 1 activity!!
We have a wonderful selection of baskets that are perfect for all the pursuits of the mothers in our lives.
Please pop over to the shop and make your selection. We are running our $10 off special until Mother’s Day – 13th may.
Basket of the Month
The medium lace trim basket is my personal favourite. Featuring the fine delicate weaving to make the lace trim. It comes in 2 sizes small and medium – both with thick long comfy leather handles and the beautiful fine lace work border. See this basket and many more on the My Shop page.
Markets for May
The Market at the Entertainment Quarter is on every Wednesday and every Saturday and we are there from 8am to 2pm. Find us in the Showring. Please note that we are away Wednesday 23rd May for family reasons.
Carriageworks Farmers Market is on every Saturday. We can be found there on 12th and 26th May this month.
Northside Produce market is on from 8am til midday. The market is on the 1st and 3rd of every month. You can find us there on 19th May.
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.
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
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
Autumn is on it way, so are the April school holidays and of course Mothers Day.
2 duck trading has the perfect baskets to help you at the holidays and of course for every Mother.
Basket of the Month
The medium and large long handle basket are the classic in market baskets. Strong and durable with a thick leather handle and leather trim – they are prefect for everything that mothershave to do. To celebrate Mothers Day and for the month of April 2 duck trading has a fantastic special offer for these classic baskets and all our other baskets free shipping in Australia!! A saving of $15 per basket. Offer available from 1st April to 6th May. Pop over to our shopping page to get your basket now.
Our Markets for April
EQ Village market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8-2pm, in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park. Visit us for our full range of fantastic French market baskets, St James tee shirts, gourmet French food, table linens – table cloths, napkins, placemats, runner, tea towels and more
CarriageworksFarmers market – Saturdays 9th and 23rd April for our full range of French market baskets. the market is open from 8am to 1pm.
Northside Produce market – Saturday 16th Aprilfrom 8am to midday for our full range of market baskets plusour French table linens and French vintage selection.