Replace with Plates

Well hot dang! Ninety-eight percent of you were not a fan of the teacups.

And you know what? I totally agree.

The teacups have been removed and mustard yellow plates have replaced them… for the time being anyway. I’m not rushing any decorating decisions, but these plates will do for now.  


Thanks for the plate suggestion, guys!

Once I was done crawling around on our counter tops, it was time to get started on dinner. (I wiped down the counters, don’t worry.)


I made dinner tonight on my brand new Cuisinart Grill/Griddle combo that I purchased on sale through RueLaLa. (Yes, they sell kitchenware in addition to awesome clothes!)


I used the grill side to cook up some sweet Italian sausages and the griddle side to caramelize onions and sauté zucchini with Garlic Gold nuggets that I received in my HLS swag bag.


I think Sadie was intrigued.

The Garlic Gold nuggets were crispy and delicious and added a nice punch of flavor to the zucchini.

Ryan and I enjoyed our veggies with fully dressed Italian sausages.



Our evening beverage was Mighty Leaf ginger peach iced tea from the sample pack I received.


This flavor was my favorite one yet. I didn’t realize it had caffeine until I just uploaded that picture. Let’s hope I’m not up all night!

Off to hang with my little family. Have a great night!


  1. Candace Mitchell says

    I love the plates! They look WAY better. The yellow looks awesome in your kitchen. I’d stick with them. Looks great. 🙂


  2. says

    My only suggestion would be to add a splash of color with maybe some red plates? Or blue? That way they don’t blend in with the cabinets so much. I tried to put stuff on top of our cabinets but there is quite a drop back there and whatever I tried to put you just couldn’t see anyway.

    You like the griddle? A pan like that came with our stove but I haven’t used it much. Maybe i should.

    What kind of sausages do you use?

    The Kidless Kronicles

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  3. Sabina says

    The plates are much better than the teacups – but still not “it”. I think the issue is scale. You need something with a bit more of presence/heft. consider some pitchers. I don’t know if your cabinets are like mine, but i had to put something below the item so that it actually clears the added moulding. Good luck!


  4. Dyanna says

    I like the plates, but our Hobby Lobby has HUGE (I MEAN HUMONGARGCIOUS) colorful tea cups and I just keep thinking how cute those would be!


  5. Carrie says

    Try this Julie just to zschuzsch up the plates… Get a larger “charger” in a woven material (eighth circle of Hell has them!!) and a plate stand (Pier 1 or WalMart). Layer the charger behind the plate on the stand and put those on top of a BOOK to raise them up so you can see more of the plate…. Try one, I think you’ll like it. (you don’t see the book) . If I could see the future – I’d see you as a younger, thinner, white Oprah… on tv instead of blogging… When are you doing your favorite things post! Love it.


  6. says

    Much better! If I could make a suggestion, maybe put something under the plates to raise them up so you can see more of them. They’re so cute! I have a couple of things above my counter tops and I just sat them on old books to give them a little more height.
    Read both of the first two books and they’re amazing. The Book Thief made me ugly cry.


  7. says

    Such a handy dandy grill!! my BF still swears by the one he keeps out on his balcony though LOL… it only stinks when we want to grill and it is raining, but oh wait – that rarely happens here in TX so no big deal 😉

    Plates are way cuter than the cups haha good job!


  8. Sarah says


    When you decorate on top of cabinets like that I find it helps to put bowls up the upside down and then stack the plate on top of the bowl, this stand the plate (or cup) up higher so that it doesn’t fall behind lip on the cabinetry. Just a little tip, my mom used to make me sister and I climb on the cabinets to do all her decorating over ther years we learned a few things 😉


  9. Olivia says

    i was just reading this design blog and they had old, vintage glass bottles on top of cabinets that they found at flea markets for a really good deal. you can get them in those cute sea blue/teal colors and in all different sizes. thought you might like that too if you ever want to mix things up 🙂


  10. says

    The plates look much better! If you can get some plate stands, then you can bring them closer to the edge of the cabinet, rather than leaning on the back wall…that way they’ll be more visible 🙂


  11. says

    I like the plates but you can’t see them very well. I put blocks of wood in the top of my cabinets and set my decor up on that so it is above that lip of the cabinets… Just a lil hint that I’ve found works wonders! 🙂



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