Beauty & the Beast Birthday Table Featuring Beauty & the Beast Collectibles

Welcome to the 528th Tablescape Thursday!

Happy to say I have turned the corner with this yucky cold/virus I caught my last couple of days in Egypt. The fever is gone and I’m finally starting to get my energy back now, which is good since the holidays are upon us!

Thanks so much for all your comments on yesterday’s post. I’m so glad you enjoyed our crazy adventure at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel. Maybe the experience was in keeping with the “legend” of the hotel…perhaps they have to keep an “air of mystery” going at all times to pay tribute to their most famous guest, Agatha Christie. Ha!

Honestly, we may never know what was going on that night at the Old Cataract Hotel. I would love to return as a guest one day and enjoy the full experience of staying there. Maybe one day!

Tablescape Thursday

A few weeks before I left for Egypt, Elena shared a wonderful Beauty and the Beast birthday table she created for her daughter this past summer. Elena has created B & B tables in the past, but each time her table settings get better and better as she acquires more special pieces to complete the theme.

 

I love a themed table setting! It makes any celebration or event that much more special, especially birthday parties!

Beauty & the Beast Birthday Party Table

 

Elena said, “Elle is my favorite Disney princess and I have been collecting a lot of B&B things over the last few years.  It’s kind of gotten out of hand LOL.”

Beauty & the Beast Birthday Party Idea

 

Elena used a variety of dinnerware for this table, even going so far as to paint her own charger plates. The charger plate below is one she painted to coordinate with the salad plates used in this setting. Sooo pretty!

The pierced dinner plate is by Ralph Lauren and the salad plate is from Disneyland in Japan. Elena said she occasionally still sees them available on eBay.

 

 

Here’s a better photo of the beautiful chargers Elena hand-painted for this B & B birthday celelbration. Elena also hand-sewed all her napkins with fabric she found in Joanne Fabrics.

 

The beautiful gold napkin rings are from Z Gallerie.

 

Elena also created her own Beauty and the Beast dinner plates using fabric she added to the back of clear plates. Elena said, “I used your DIY clock plate Modge Podge technique and a Disney World “Be Our Guest” china dinner plate.”

You’ll find the tutorial Elena is referring to in this previous post:  Pottery Barn Clock Plates, Make Your Own.

 

Over the years, Elena has added to her Beauty and the Beast collection. Elena said, “Of all my Lenox B&B collectibles, my favorite is of Beast and Beauty dancing on a marble floor.  This is a limited edition piece I was lucky to find on eBay for only a few hundred dollars. The same thing now sells on eBay for almost $2000 YIKES!”

Wow! I had no idea these pieces were so valuable. They are lovely!

 

Here are a few additional pieces from Elena’s B & B collection. They made such a beautiful centerpiece for this birthday table setting.

 

I love this one with the sweet little birds! ♥

 

Cute!

 

 

 

 

Another one of Elena’s favorite pieces from her Beauty and the Beast collection is this one where Beast is asking Beauty to marry him. I love those fun teacups!

Can you believe I’ve never seen this movie? I was just reading about it at Wikipedia and apparently, it originated as a French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont under the exact same name, Beauty and the Beast.

The Wiki info stated that Walt Disney first attempted to adapt B & B into an animated film during the 1930s and 1950s but it didn’t work. They finally accomplished it with the release of their Beauty and the Beast film in 1991. That would have been around the time my son was young, but I guess we never saw it or if we did, I don’t remember it. Of course, it’s been made into a movie again recently in 2017. I never saw that one, either.

Any B & B fans out there? If so, do you have a favorite version either in film or book?

 

Here are a few more pieces from Elena’s Beauty and the Beast collection. If you would like to see more, please let me know in a comment below. Elena shared additional photos of how she decorated a console, her mantle and sideboard for this occasion and I’m happy to create another post sharing more of her beautiful Beauty and the Beast collection.

 

Thanks so much to Elena for sharing this wonderful birthday celebration table with us for this week’s Tablescape Thursday! I know you’ve inspired a lot of B & B fans to create their own Beauty and Beast table settings!

Beauty & the Beast Birthday Party Idea

 

Looking forward to the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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Comments

  1. Shirley Milne says:

    Hi, Susan, Could you tell me the name of the artificial tree that you purchased last year? I didn’t write it down. We checked two Home Depot stores last year and they were sold out.( I don’t know if they would have the same trees this year.) Thanks.

  2. I love Beauty and the Beast, too, although I haven’t collected any of the figurines. I’d love to have Mrs. Potts and Chip ornaments, though – will find them in my price range one day, hopefully. The 1991 Disney movie is a favorite of mine, I’ve seen it several times. I can’t believe the recent remake could be any better! I’ve also seen a stage production, which was quite well done.
    Susan, I’m glad you are feeling better, and hope you’ll soon feel like your perky self again!

  3. Oh I have Beauty and the Beast envy now! What gorgeous pieces she has collected. I didn’t even know they made any of these.
    I just loved your trip to Egypt! It was truly elegant and wonderful. I feel like ours was more of the student version! Haha!!
    Glad to hear you are feeling better – hoping to stay healthy – so hard with the change in time and weather. Thanks for hosting, as always! I should go back and count how many times I have participated. I remember when it was your 100th, so that has been some time ago!

  4. Wow! My grandkids will love this. What an awesome collection!… Christine

  5. My grand girls will love this! Awesome collection!…Christine

  6. It’s absolutely beautiful. I almost wish my daughter was little again so I could try and recreate it. B+B was my favourite fairy story (I had a Ladybird book) when I was little and I love both film versions of the story, but if I had to choose, I think it would be the latest version. Belle was such a natural move from Hermione for Emma Watson.

    • Thank you, Andi. My daughter is 30 years old. I’ve been celebrating her birthdays with Beauty and the Beast since she was two years old! I love both Disney movies and I have collected many pieces from both the animated and live active versions.

      Susan, thank you again for another GREAT Tablescape Thursday, my favorite day of the BNOTP week. Also, I’m glad to hear you’re doing better health-wise, it’s never any fun to get sick while travelling overseas. XO

  7. Lovely idea to use collections for special occasions. Both movie versions were good; worth watching for the music alone. The newest version was a bit over the top with the treatment of Belle’s father. I don’t recall that in the first one. I think Mrs. Potts and Chip is the cutest of all! Thank you Elena for sharing your treasures.

    Susan, so glad to know your fever has left and you are getting energy back!

    Oh and I like that lantern with the fairy lights inside!

  8. Vivian Craggette says:

    Hi, Susan, thanks for sharing such wonderful Blogs. When I read your comment about not seeing the B & B movie I chuckled and thought about my 3 boys…young men now. They were born near or around the B & B era. They loved Disney movies, but wouldn’t dare watch a “girly princess movie” during that time. Perhaps that’s why you didn’t watch with your son. LOL

    • I have an only child, a daughter, and an only grandchild, a 9 year old grandson.

      Although I am absolutely in love with my grandson, I do (sniff-sniff) miss out on all the pink and purple little girl princess stuff.

      But I tell my dear husband: “Think how much money I’m saving because we have a grandson!” If I had a granddaughter, I’m sure I’d be constantly shopping for pretty princess dresses, hats, shoes, toys LOL!

  9. What an enchanting tablescape Elena has created for a little girl! How I miss the days of princesses and big diamonds like she has scattered on her table runner. The colors are just right for a little princess. She knocked this one out of the park.
    I’m so glad you’re “over the hump,” Susan. Traveling while ill must be the worst.

  10. Would love to see more photos!

  11. I’ve loved Beauty and the Beast since the animated movie was released in 1991, especially since my girls were little at the time. We saw the stage play 3 times and it was equally amazing. I have a poster of the Broadway play and quite a large collection of the figurines, including a huge snow globe with all the characters. Thanks for sharing such a lovely table with Belle and the Beast.

  12. Elena always goes out 1000%! My favorites are the stemware, charges and teapot and cup.

    Susan, do you suppose your issue at the hotel had anything to do with being 2 unaccompanied females? Regardless of the reasons, I’m glad you had such a great experience.

  13. Jane Franks says:

    Hi Susan: I love Beauty and the Beast!! Wonderful story!! If you can get the 2017 movie version of Beauty and the Beast, I highly recommend it!! It stars Dan Stevens (who was Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey), as the beast; and Emma Watson (Hermione in the Harry Potter movies) as Belle — both outstanding actors. As far as the “mystery” of your hotel adventure in Egypt: who knows? Perhaps you stumbled upon an international intrigue of some sort or political top secret meeting between heads of state they wanted to keep out of the media!! Fun to speculate!! 🙂 You are right! You probably never will know!! Especially if it had to do with Erdewan from Turkey and the Saudi’s!! :-O

    • I was really afraid the live action remake of the animated movie would be a let-down. But it wasn’t!

      The live action movie was sweepingly grand and romantic. The ballroom dance scene with thousands of chandelier lights was to die for. I especially loved the part when the Beast lifted Belle and they twirled around, looking deeply into each others’ eyes.

      I’m a hopeless romantic. :0)

  14. Jane Franks says:

    I meant to add: This tablescape is exquisite!! Jane xo

  15. Oh what a lovely setting. Elena sure has some beautiful Beauty and the Beast items. They are gorgeous. The entire display is fantastic. Thank You for sharing.
    Marilyn

  16. Oh Susan,
    you have to watch the Walt Disney animated version from 1991! It’s magical and oh so romantic! I love Belle very much but I adore Lumière (the candlestick) and Cogsworth (the clock)! lol Elena has some beautiful ceramic ones! Oh, I forgot to mention that I love Mrs. Potts (the teapot) and her son Chip (the teacup), as well! They’re all too cute! I bet Elena enjoys them as much as her daughter does. 🙂 Please, share more pictures of Elena’s sideboard, I noticed the enchanted rose on it! 🙂
    Thank you, Susan!
    Hugs to you.

  17. Dear Susan,
    Please start by watching the animated feature from 1991 – its exquisite and was nominated for Best Picture (not Best Animated Picture). It did win for Best Original Song. Sorry, but I did not like the live-action remake at all – relies too much on CGI. Its the perfect film to watch while you are recovering.

  18. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a beautiful collection and I’m sure Elena’s daughter will be thrilled to inherit it one day, especially since it will evoke all her birthday celebrations from the time she was two on. What a treasure! And a special mother! Thanks for sharing. So glad you are feeling better!

  19. Lovely table setting! Do you know anything about the table runner that has a rose look? I can’t tell if it’s a 3D or flat runner.

    • Hello. The table runner is 3D. Satin ribbon is sewn on to the runner in the form of rosettes. Ebay has a lot of vendors who sell these and they’re sold in many colors. Do a search in Ebay on “satin rosette table runner.” These table runners are very pretty and are very affordable, under $20.00. Good luck!

  20. Absolutely enchanting and delightful in every detail! Like yourself Susan, have never seen the movie so will definitely have to put it on my ‘to watch list’. -Brenda-
    P.S.: Yes I would love to see more of Elena’s collection and do appreciate her sharing them. (Thank you Elena.)

  21. Bobbi Duncan says:

    Talk about the ultimate kid party–these figurines are beautiful! I love themed parties, too. Glad you’re feeling more like your real self. Hugs!

  22. Such a fun tablescape!

    I can’t believe all this time I have been blogging and somehow have missed Tablescape Thursday! I share weekly at Metamorphasis Monday, so I will be partying with you on Thursday too! Thanks for hosting!

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