Growing up, Easter was my favorite holiday (after Christmas). My Mother always made such an effort to infuse the weekend with magic, arranging activities with dear friends and family that always featured an elaborate, fun and colorful Easter table.I imagine that when I was little, I would have been agitating to dye eggs from January onwards. I have no doubt that the ritual brought my mother a tremendous sense of peace. If we somehow did not get around to the eggs, my Mother and I would at least make a show of collecting the crafting materials — perhaps this is how my life-long love affair with Michaels began. I cannot wait to share this colorful easter table tradition with my children. This year seemed a little early for Baby R (he gripped them firmly as we worried about the chemicals in the dye). It therefore seemed the perfect opportunity to go for ‘girly’ shades of hot pink, mango and pale yellow. Next year I will look into more organic solutions!Fittingly, my mother sourced the leaf chargers seen on the table. I have paired them with my Grandmother’s wine glasses, some simple but uplifting spring flowers, and two William Yeoward crystal candle lamps — my favorite wedding present from my mother’s sisters. It was such fun freshening up the porch for this shoot, I am excited about all the outdoor dining we plan to do in the months ahead.