I couldn't resist posting more of my Valbonne shopping trip photos. I had such a pleasant morning down there dipping in and out of the shops and admiring the stalls and as we'd hit the streets early we pretty well had the place to ourselves for awhile.
The oysters up above are what we'll be eating on New Year's Eve, called the Reveillon. We've been invited to a party and everyone's to contribute a dish. We're supplying some oysters and a friend's bringing Coquilles Saint Jacques in Noilly Prat. I know I'll need the recipe for that one.
The tea pots were in a shop I'd not seen before but that's the trouble with Valbonne; shops open and close all the time. I bought two mugs in the leopard print. They weren't exactly pottery being much finer but not porcelain either. What I did like was the finish which made the leopard effect look opaque. It doesn't show up well on the photo. Anyway I bought the mugs (called les mugs in french!) for friends, my last Christmas gift.