April and Easter on the way

While the markets have been busy and the long warm summer is still with us - autumn is on it’s way. The Easter long weekend, the April break and lots of harvest meals - collected in a lovely market basket.

We also have the perfect baskets to celebrate the Easter egg hunting season too.

Basket of the month

Baby baskets with orange liner

Baby baskets with orange liner

The super cute baby baskets come with an orange cotton liner and a sisal handle - perfect for small hands to carry and collect things from the garden or an egg or two! Available on Our baskets page.

Markets for April

EQ Village market every Wednesday and Saturday (except April 19th) under the canopy at EQ Moore Park from 8-3pm.

Eveleigh Farmers market - Saturday 5th and 26th April from 8-1pm at the Carriageworks - Darlington.

Burrawang Easter market - Easter Saturday 19th April in the main street of Burrawang Village - Southern Highlands (near the pub) from 8-3pm. A wonderful outing in the Highlands and a great break from Sydney.

Our next shipment of baskets is almost on the water - taking a little longer than expected but it won’t be long and we will have a full compliment of baskets again.


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Autumn approaches

March is coming and so is the Autumnal months. People have been buy baskets for collecting vegetables from the garden which is perfect. Nothing so lovely as a basket full of fresh produce grown by you or collected at the farmers market.

We are still waiting patiently for our new shipment to arrive and hope to bring this to you soon. In the meantime everything that we have in stock is listed on the our baskets page.

Basket of the month

The lovely versatile rectangle basket in rustic weave made from the beautiful dwarf palm makes a great shopping and picnic basket. Available in 2 sizes small and medium - it is just a perfect basket!

Markets for March

EQ Village market every Wednesday and Saturday in the showring at the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park from 8-3pm. For our full range of baskets, stripy St James teeshirts, hats, fine French foods, Tunisian fouta towels and lovely hand towels, our great range of table linens. Free parking for up to 2 hours as well.

Our bright fouta towels - lots of colours each week.

Northside Produce market Saturday 15th March Millar St, North Sydney 8-12pm. For baskets and linen.

Eveleigh Farmers market Saturday 22nd March at the Carriage works 8-1pm. Baskets only.

See you at the markets!!


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Open and ready for 2014.

The new year has begun and we are back on the job and ready after a few great weeks at the beach!! Were we strutted our stuff with a collection of baskets of course.

But the fun has to come to an end and we are back to work - at the markets and preparing for our February Trade Fair Life Instyle.

Basket of the Month

Introducing a new style to our website!

Jute trim rectangle basket - this is a beauty. Woven in an open weave style with a mixture of date palm and rushes, this basket has a sculptural quality. With the trim, handles and corners made of jute it combines practicality and rustic looks. Available in 2 sizes - small or medium it is a fabulous addition to our range.

Markets for February

EQ Village market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am in the Showring at EQ Moore Park.

Eveleigh Farmers market Saturday from 8 to 1pm  - 1st & 22nd February at the Carriageworks, Darlington

Life InStyle 2014

For our wholesale customers we are exhibiting  our full range of baskets plus new styles for 2014. This year the fair is from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th  February in the usual venue at EQ in the RHI pavilion. We can be found on Stand  1550 ( in a similar spot to last year).

Valentines Day

For those romantically inclined but practical don’t forget our gorgeous red heart basket for that special day.

Happy January

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The final word for 2013

Thanks for the fantastic support for 2013. We have had a record year and we just love seeing our baskets pop up in lots of great and sometimes unexpected locations.

2 duck trading co will be closed from 24th December until 13 January.

We start back at EQ village markets on Wednesday 15 January.

We are at Northside Produce market on the 18th and Eveleigh Farmers market 25th January.

Wishing everyone a happy healthy Christmas and a joyful New Year.

Martine and Miriam

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Noël Noël

December is upon us and so is the last trading month of the year. We have been so surprised at the overwhelming support we have had this year and given the track I am beating every day to the post office the 2 duck basket love is being shared around all over Australia and beyond. We are posting baskets most days except Wednesday so the turnaround time on orders is 1 day. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any special requests with your orders.

We have lots of great events on this month starting tomorrow with one of our most favourite street events the Wahroonga Village fair. For details see below.

Baskets of the Month

The lovely family reed of baskets. Different to our classic palm baskets these baskets are made of water hyacinth reed and are shaped in a rigid way, making a fantastic basket for carrying books, folders, a thermos and water bottles or even a couple of bottles of wine. In a lovely golden colour they come in three sizes - small, medium and larger each with a thick long leather handle.

Markets for December

Wahroonga Village market 1 December- set in the main street of the Wahroonga Village this is a day long event with lots of fabulous shopping. We are there with baskets, new and vintage French linens, fouta and beautiful Sophie Digard hats.

Wednesday and Saturday until 24 December EQ Village markets in the Showring at EQ Moore Park from 8-3pm. Xmas Eve special market 24 December from 8-midday for the last minute shopping.  Foie gras to order - call 0404259986 for semi fresh lobes of foie gras.

Eveleigh Farmers markets 7,14 and 21st December  - at the CarriageWorks precinct from 8-1pm

Double Bay Antique Market Sunday, 8th December from 10 am - 3 pm with baskets and our French vintage linen.

Real Food projects/ Sydney Living museums - Christmas Artisan Gift market, 18th December 4 to 9pm Hyde Park Barracks. A first with a truly amazing array of food delights. For more info realfoodprojects

North Sydney Produce market - 21 December 8-midday. Miller St North Sydney  -for baskets, new and vintage linens and fouta.

Then it is time for a well earned summer break. 2 duck trading co will be closed from 24th until 13 Jan. We start back on 15 January at EQ village markets.

Wishing you all happy holidays from 2 duck trading co.

Festive shopping season approaches!!!

Life is getting very busy at 2 duck, with extra markets on top of our regular ones we are sharing the love!

Basket of the month

This month featured basket is one of our most enduring and classic styles.

Basket with long leather handles and  leather trim.

Available in two sizes, medium and large - this basket has a comfy handle for easy over the shoulder carrying. Perfect for the beach, market shopping, swimming bag or family tote. Available  on the Our Basket page plus so many more.

Markets for November

Every Wednesday and Saturday at EQ Village markets in the Showring at EQ Moore Park from 8-3pm. Orders for Christmas foie gras and duck confit. Call 0404 259 986.

Eveleigh Farmers market at Carriageworks, Darlington. Saturday 2nd, 23rd and 30th November from 8 to 1pm

North Sydney Produce market Miller St North Sydney                                                                                        Saturday 16th November 8-12 midday

Remember for those on the Northern Beaches, Susan from Images of Provence is at Warriwood market with 2 duck baskets and her wonderful table cloths every Friday. She is at Orange Grove market - Lilyfield on Saturdays too.

Upcoming events

Double Bay Antique Market Sunday, 10th November from 10 am - 3 pm with baskets and our French vintage linen.

St Lucy’s Christmas market Friday 15th November - Sacred Heart Church, Cardinal Street Mosman from 9 to 2pm.

FANS French market Killarney Heights Public School, 15 November 3 to 7 pm, for all things French including 2 duck baskets. With Susan from Images of Provence info

Avalon Street Fair Main shopping area Avalon - 16th November from 10-4pm Find 2 duck baskets with Susan from Images of Provence.

Nargoon Christmas market,  21st November 10 -3pm at the Nargood Woolshed, Junee Rd, Gundagai     This is a beauty and we get a road trip!! Baskets, French linens and much more..

St Michael’s Lane Cove Mum’s Shopping Night, 22nd November from 5 to 9.30pm Longueville Rd Lane Cove

Whew after that lot we should be putting our feet up however we will just turn around and do it all again for December!!

Happy basketing!!

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Glorious Spring!!

The beautiful spring days continue and we have been doing the most abundant displays at our recent markets. We are looking forward to the Spring festival at EQ Village markets for the month of October.

Baskets come into their own at this time of the year. Handy for shopping, picnics or lunches with friends. Perfect with summer dresses and trips to the beach.

Basket of the month

Single strap handle basket
This small basket is great for carrying as a just for one bag. Ideal for the beach or a picnic. The long leather straps swing easily onto the shoulder and the basket has a double strength rim and base making it extra strong. At $32 it’s a steal! Available on our baskets page.

French Linen Pop Up
Like last year we collected some rare pieces of vintage French linen while we were in France. 2 duck trading is popping up at frenchclass with our linen for 2 days only next week. On show will be a range of monogrammed napkins, tablecloths, some sheets, pillow slips, dyed sets of table cloths and napkins and few extra treasures.

Only 3rd & 4th October
10am to 5pm
frenchclass 32 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Markets for October

Spring continues at EQ Village markets in the Showring at Moore Park.

2 duck trading is at the market every Wednesday and Saturday from 9-3pm. We have a extensive range of baskets, fouta and lovely turkish towels, table linen and great hats.

During October at EQ, there is the Spring festival with a great programme to meet the farmers and growers. For more info click here

Eveleigh Farmers Market
We are at Eveleigh market - Saturday 28th September and Saturday 26th October.

North Sydney Produce market
Saturday 19th October from 8-12pm.

Also in October we are attending for our first time the Children Medical Research Institute Christmas Fair in Wagga Wagga. This great fair is on the 25th & 26th October at the Murrumbigee Turf Club.
So it will be on road again for 2 duck trading co bringing our baskets, fouta and linens to Wagga Wagga.

Another busy month ahead for 2 duck trading!!

Bye x

Spring bursting into bloom!!

The Spring festival season is upon us with fairs and fete galore.

We start things of this year with the Loreto Kirribilli Spring fair this Sunday in Kirribilli.

It is a great time to stock up new baskets for picnics plus table linen in readiness for dining al fresco.

We will have an assortment of vintage linens collected from France available too. Plus much more.

Basket of the month

A gorgeous rustic basket made of the rarer dwarf palm trimmed with  olive green leather. Sturdy olive green leather handle. A winner for picnics, weekends away or even a option for fathers. This one is the medium, it also comes in a small.


Every Wednesday and Saturday EQ Village market, in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park 8-3pm.

Eveleigh Farmers market Saturday 24th August 8-1pm at the Carriage Works Wilson St, Darlington.

Coming up

American tea  at Shore School, North Sydney - 6 September

Market Place Fair at  Newington School, Stanmore - 7 September

PLC Pymble Garden party, PLC School, Pymble - 14 September

Wenona Spring fair, Wenona Girls school, North Sydney - 14 September.

July July…

Where does the year go!!!

Back from France and already the planning for the second part of the year is getting intense - with lots of school fairs, special fetes and events coming up.

We are back to normal markets this weekend at EQ Village markets with lots of French goodies in preparation for Bastille Day on Sunday. Vive la fête National!!

Life Instyle Trade show

We have booked our stand at Life Instyle Melbourne and will be showing our new collection of baskets August 1-4 in the glorious  Royal Exhibition building, Melbourne. A trade only event 2 duck trading co will show our full range of baskets for wholesale clients.

We are on Stand no 3051. More info to come.

Markets for July

Easing back into the markets after being away:

EQ Village market every Wednesday and Saturday (except 31st July) at EQ Moore park

North Sydney Farmers market 20th July 8am-midday Miller Street

Eveleigh Farmers market - sorry not back until August 10th.

If you are on the Northern beaches 2 duck baskets can be found every Friday at Warriwood market throughout  July at Images of Provence stand.


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New baskets landing!!

The month of June approaches and so does our latest shipment of baskets. Yippee!! New styles and old favourite back in stock.

This Saturday at Eveleigh market we have our annual 2nds sale!!
Lots of great baskets with plenty of character at reduced prices to clear. We have to make way for the new stock.
See you this Saturday at Eveleigh famers market from 8-1pm.

Markets for June

As we are off for our annual visiting and sourcing trip to France, June will be a quiet month at the markets for 2 duck trading co.

It is business as usual at:

EQ Village market
1st, 5th, 8th and 15th June 8-3 at the Showring Moore Park

Eveleigh Farmers market
1st June 8-1pm

If you are on the Northern beaches 2 duck baskets can be found every Friday at Warriwood market throughout  June, July at Images of Provence.

Online sales will be unaffected during this time.

We will be back to normal at the markets from 13th July at EQ Village market and 27th July for Eveleigh market.

Keep an eye on the 2 duck facebook page for travel tales.


Miriam et Martine