Happy Snowy Weekend (Cozy Winter Home Decor & More)

Happy snowy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I highlight a different theme or topic to inspire you. Since we just had a huge snowstorm in the northeast, today I’m sharing a bunch of cozy winter ideas with you!

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Happy Snowy Weekend – Winter Images:

A beautiful winter season…

Yes, we woke up to a winter wonderland this morning! Originally, our area was supposed to get 1-3 inches of snow…and we ended up with 10 inches overnight!  What an early morning surprise that was!  If it had been a weekday, our school would have used up another one of our snow days.

Snow on tree branches and on ground - happy snowy weekend

Instead, we had the opportunity to sleep in and enjoy all the coziness!  Later, my husband got to enjoy all the snow shoveling…good times!

Snowy Weekend Getaways:

You can’t beat winter in Vermont…

Even though we’re staying home in New Jersey this weekend, we look forward to more ski weekends in Vermont.  In my opinion, there’s no better place to spend a snowy winter day!  Even if winter sports aren’t your thing, Vermont has some lovely small towns to explore.  Personally, Woodstock is my favorite.  From the covered bridges to the charming boutiques, it’s the perfect place to get the full Vermont experience!

Covered bridge in the snow

One year, I visited during The Vermont Flurry – Woodstock Snow Sculpture Festival.  For the event, teams create large snow sculptures in the center of town on the Woodstock Village Green.  Here is one of the snow sculptures from that weekend…

Large head snow sculpture - happy snowy weekend

Normally, the festival takes place over President’s Day weekend but it looks like it was cancelled this year.  If you can’t make it to Woodstock in the winter months, definitely consider a trip in the fall!  To tempt you, read this blog post – Woodstock Vermont in the Fall!

If you need a place to stay, The Woodstock Inn, known as “Vermont’s Most Beautiful Address”, is perfection!  From the luxurious rooms, to the restaurant and spas, you can’t go wrong at this resort.  Even the lobby is beautiful with this stone fireplace to welcome you after a day of skiing!

Large stone fireplace with wood mantel - happy snowy weekend

Decorating Ideas for a Happy Snowy Weekend:

If you’re going to be home on a snow day, set a cozy table for dinner…

Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, there’s no reason you can’t have a romantic dinner at home.  Or, set a pretty table and enjoy it with friends or family.  When decorating this Simple and Cozy Winter Tablescape, I tried to capture the coziness of winter with pine cones and plaid.

Blue and white tablescape with pine cones - happy snowy weekend

Decorate with black and white for the winter months…

Of course, black and white is another color combination that fits in with a snowy winter day.  To see more of this table and my other winter decor, read – Winter Decorating Inspiration.

Black and white tablescape with pine cones on each place setting

Years ago, we had a baker’s rack in our kitchen.  Every few months, I would change the accessories on the shelves to reflect the current season.  On my Winter Baker’s Rack, I frequently decorated with black and white…and those plates.

Wood baker's rack with shelves and metal scrolls all decorated with black and white - happy snowy weekend ideas

Recipe for a Happy Snowy Weekend:

Comfort food for winter day…

For an easy and cozy dinner, you can’t go wrong with a family chili recipe!  During the fall and winter months, I make this on a regular basis…and it’s great to put the leftovers on nachos!  (By the way, February 22nd is National Chili Day!)

White bowl with chili and toppings

Shopping Finds for a Snowy Weekend:

Here are some great ideas to keep you cozy at home…

If you want your bed to look like fluffy snow, a white quilt like this one is perfect for winter…or any season!


To bring a snowy winter scene into your home, hang a beautiful print!


Snuggle up by the fireplace with a cozy winter throw blanket like one of these!


For even more cozy ideas for a snowy winter weekend, here are some finds from around the internet:

Hopefully, I’ve given you some ideas for cozy decorating and fun winter activities!  Happy snowy weekend to you!

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I hope you’re getting some value out of my Saturday Spotlight posts each week.  If there is anything specific you’d like me to highlight in the coming weeks, please let me know.  

What are your favorite ways to spend a snowy weekend?

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  1. Hi Shelley…a personal question…referring to your blog Calypso in the Country. You
    post your pic of you wearing a pink dress/pearls….I really admire your makeup and
    could you tell me what you use to give that beautiful dewey glo in this pic? Thank
    [email protected]

    1. Thanks – we were in Hawaii when that was taken so I think it was a combination of the lighting and a bit of a tan!

  2. Shelley,
    What a delightful post!! I am still hanging on to Winter…It is hard not to with about 9 inches of snow outside!! Your home looks lovely and inviting!!
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

  3. What a delightful read! Your cozy winter home decor ideas have truly inspired me to transform my space into a snug haven this snowy weekend. There’s something magical about the combination of soft blankets, flickering candles, and a steaming cup of cocoa that just warms the soul. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips!

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