Friday, December 21, 2012

French bread on Friday! Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel!

this year, our Christmas card features...

...The Chocolate Gousse!

Gousse is pronounced Goose. she is Mr D's hunting dog.
(shhh...she is also my morning coffee and blogging snuggle pup...shhh) 

when we purchased her seven years ago, he wanted to
name her "Goose" because she would be his wingman wingpup.
(Goose is a loved character in a well known movie about 
US Navy fliers.)

he allowed me to add a little culinary French romance to her name
by calling her the The Chocolate Mousse Gousse on her official papers!

...and for the record...she could be called  The Chocolate Moose Mousse,
 because she is a tall Labrador Retriever that weighs over 100 lbs!

i caught the image of her snoozing before i left for work one morning
last winter. as you can see, she makes herself very
comfortable in her favorite spot here on 34th Street!
 yes, she sleeps on her own Matelasse'!

this is could be my last post before Christmas! 
like me, i know most of you will be busy with the last minute details.
it's time for hugging and smooching and baking and prepping for the precious days ahead!

yesterday,  a parcel arrived  from Mantova, Italy!  it was wrapped with such charm!

it's the last piece of  French labeled laundry to be placed on the tree!

:: found here ::

the best of the season's blessings to you and all of your sweet "loves"!

Merry Christmas!



  1. She is precious! A wonderful photo of her to treasure. Merry Christmas!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  2. festive and sweet ...

    wishing you the merriest of seasons!

    God bless you

  3. Your puppy is so sweet! What a lovely package you received, so charming. Sounds like you are busily getting ready for Christmas. Have a great day.

  4. DOGS RULE !!!
    Sending my best wishes for the happiest holiday season ever !!

  5. Love your chocolate goose/moose-lol Gotta love a pup like that. Love the sweet heart you received. It is lovely-xo Diana

  6. I think it is so sweet to call 100 pounds of dog a 'pup!' I love it!!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  7. Gousse is sooooo sweet in that picture! I think that breed is so pretty. I know very well what movie you're referring to too. LOL! My mind went there immediately. Love the ornaments you received for your tree too! Just gorgeous!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.