“Welcome” was a new class in the Philadelphia show this year. This required “an arrangement for an entrance/foyer table, to be viewed from two sides”. The designers had to supply the table, plus accessories if desired. The space was roughly six feet wide by 4 feet deep. Welcome: Downing Street was the opening day class title. Winston Churchill’s cigars fit neatly in the box on the lovely table.
These classes were very popular with the public being, for the most part, very floriferous mass arrangements. All the exhibitors had beautiful very fresh materials. No matter what the calendar says Spring has not arrived here in the Northeast, so these lush arrangements will allow us to pretend it has.
This entry used a pair of containers to form one arrangement filling long narrow table. You can just see the second urn in the middle in shadow. A tray held calling cards for Lady Astor and Antony Eden. The sharp-eyed will notice that the banner on the website is a detail of this design.
Welcome: Notting Hill This Notting Hill resident has been taking floral design lessons. This is one of only a couple of flower arrangements (and the only one I got a picture of in this section) that were more contemporary in character.