Princes, Puddings and a Passion
Online Holiday Event
Join Royal Oak for a special online holiday presentation with Royal Oak member, interior designer, and Netflix’s Mr. Christmas himself, Benjamin Bradley.
Starting in early November, Mr. Bradley and his partner fill their home with a holiday display that would impress Ebenezer Scrooge. His collection of antique ornaments and handcrafted decorations is beyond impressive and one of his trees typically features over 2,000 ornaments that he has collected since high school!
Other trees feature themes—from patriotic designs to Dickens inspired decorations and even his love for Britain. We are thrilled that Ben will talk to Royal Oak about the history of Christmas decorations and ornaments and illustrate items from his collection including rare survivals. His holiday designs feature garlands draped over bookcases while nooks and crannies in his home display vignettes presenting framed antique Christmas cards, a collection of Tartanware, vintage German Santa shaped candy tins, and more.
Ben revealed, “Christmas collectibles are fascinating and represent not only my personal likes and interests, but that of the country and the world.”
In his talk, he will explain how growing up he became enthralled with the magic of the holiday season and also show how Britain was instrumental in solidifying so many of the traditions we carry on today. His passion is contagious and hopefully he will share some tips for our own seasonal decorating.