Not the best picture, but I wanted to share that I haven't been able to rust my pins successfully for a while until this week. I tried to follow everyone's instructions - thanks to those who post tips on their blogs! But something just wasn't working... I finally bought silver pins instead of gold. Don't know if that had anything to do with it, but I think I read to do that. Then put them in a jar, covered them with bleach & salt for a day or so. Dumped out the bleach, poured in apple cider vinegar & more salt and let them set for another day. Tested a pin...still not rusting. Then added peroxide to the apple cider vinegar. Ah Ha! After another day of soaking, layed them out on a towel and I could see rust! It wasn't a perfect rust but much better than what I've been getting.
This is a pic of the only decorating we've done for Easter this year. Usually we go all out. I made the bunny a while back and my daughter put some eggs in an old basket I just bought. It doesn't show in the pic, but it is that light victorian green color, which I love. The lamp was my grandmother's. When we turn it on at night it gives off such a warm glow.
I wish you all a blessed Easter!