When on holiday, I'm always on the look-out for quirky or one-off interiors buys. I'll pick through markets or tiny shops, trying to avoid classic 'tourist' purchases, and focussing instead on whether a particular item will look really good in my home. I was fortunate enough to pick up these two hand-stitched cotton quilts in a market in Cruzy, South West France. And the bottom one? An alpaca blanket, a gift from my equally eagle-eyed daughter, just back from Bolivia.