A peek at a few new op-shopping treasures from the Christmas / New Year break. Vintage manchester is a growing obsession of mine. It started out with the odd brocade bedspread and now my linen cupboard is overflowing with faxed florals and gingham. There's something about mismatched, old linens that gives me shivers of delight and making beds is one of my favourite things to do. Is that weird? Similarly, I'm all about blue and white crockery at the moment. This serving plate and jug have seen better days but I just love them to pieces.