Well, I said to my mother and grandmother that I was looking for some mats to protect the new Ercol table (see below), and first came a Habitat woven cotton set. Then a cute set of orange-y padded cotton ones. And then, some bamboo… (no more, please! How many sets of table mats does one household need? And I turned the offer of plenty more!). Other gain of the week: brown Jigsaw skirt with nice ribbon detail at the hem (revealed because the hem has come undone…), £2 from the St Vincent de Paul charity shop on Lewes Road.