|The flower arrangement for the "California Modern" room that won Mrs. Even Graves first place at the 1946 International Flower Show. F.W. Cassebeer, photographer.(NY208301)|
An exhibit entitled “Four Centuries of Furniture with Flowers” displayed modern and antique period rooms paired with floral arrangements. Each day featured a different color scheme, and the accessories and flowers would be swapped out to match. The furniture was lent by private collectors and museums, including an original Duncan Phyfe card table. Representing the twentieth century was a modern California interior. The first place winner of the modern floral arrangements was Mrs. Even Graves of Fairfield, Connecticut, for her stark display of Calla lilies with Strelitzia and dracaena leaves against a white wall.