The editors eventually chose turquoise, tweaking the color slightly so it popped on newsstands.
You'd never know it from the Easter egg workshop in our kitchen, but…
…on the day of the shoot, we had about 25 inches of snow in 12 hours!
That's our assistant's car under there.
So while the icicles grew longer and even more spectacular outside our windows…
…inside, we readied paper mâché and plastic egg boxes for adornment.
Some we glittered…
…others we covered in Caspari napkins.
Getting to the point outside…
…and inside too.
Vintage silverplate bread baskets got a modern makeover filled with candy and decorated eggs.
Here are two we made that didn't appear in the magazine.
And one that did!
Her "skirt" I fashioned from a vintage dish towel, pinned in place.
…I started pulling props for the buffet.
On Sunday, we're having six friends for Easter, and I'm making every dish from the shoot.
Here's the table I set in the kitchen for Woman's Day, but we'll be eating in the dining room where it's more formal.
Come back on Wednesday to see how it all turns out! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and Happy Easter!