TABLE STORIES: Community Tablescapes Decorated for Christmas & the Holidays – Part 1

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Please Join Us As We Celebrate & Support

Our Community This Holiday Season At …


Community Tablescapes Decorated for Christmas & the Holidays


Ayoko Design’s aDesigned Magazine & Blue Moon Furniture


Winnipeg Harvest & Willow Place Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter



  • 20+ breathtaking live edge tables decorated for Christmas & the holidays by local Builders, Interior Designers, Decorators & Artists.
  • Favourite holiday recipe samplings from local Chefs featured in the Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels cookbook (A Collaborative Project of Ayoko Design & the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s CRAFTED Show + Sale).
  • Great holiday gifts for sale including the Down to Earth cookbook, ceramic pieces made by the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s CRAFTED Artists, restaurant gifts cards for featured Chefs & Restaurants.

Food and art tell the story of our history, traditions, culture and backgrounds, and bring people together in every country around the world. Our food, serving vessels, dining tables and homes are inherently related. They all facilitate the sharing of a meal with friends, family, or even total strangers, and create the opportunity to celebrate our differences, share a common experience, and give the gift of nourishment and shelter. Because these are all things we value so deeply, it’s no surprise we take such pride and care in making these very practical objects in our lives both functional and beautiful.

If tables could talk, what would they say? Have you ever counted the growth rings in a tree? The heart of every tree trunk very literally tells us their story. And, just like with people, the environmental influences on the life of a tree make a mark. What Ayoko Design and Blue Moon Furniture share, is our commitment to supporting our community. Please help us make a mark together, and join us for a breathtaking display of Winnipeg’s art, craft, design and food at it’s finest! Our Table Stories event will not only support local businesses – Builders, Interior Designers, Decorators, Chefs, Restaurants and Artists alike – it will also support 2 important local not-for-profit organizations – Winnipeg Harvest and Willow Place Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter. What better time than the holiday season to celebrate the community that we all love and share?


  • All proceeds from the sales of the Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels cookbook will be donated to Winnipeg Harvest. A collaborative project of Ayoko Design & the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s CRAFTED Show + Sale.
  • 5% of restaurant gift card sales will be donated to Winnipeg Harvest.
  • 5% of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s CRAFTED artist’s sales will be donated to Winnipeg Harvest.


  • 5% of the sales of Blue Moon’s furniture & accessories will be donated to Willow Place.
  • Blue Moon Furniture has donated a beautiful coffee table for our door prize. All proceeds from the sale of door prize tickets will be donated to Willow Place.

The beautiful trees used to make the majestic, one-of-a-kind pieces of nature’s artwork from Blue Moon’s signature live edge table line are grown from sustainable sources. Watch Blue Moon’s video for a glimpse of things to come at

Tablescapes will remain on display, and Down to Earth cookbooks, restaurant gift cards and ceramic wares will be for sale until end of day Wednesday, December 5th at Blue Moon Furniture. 5% of the sales of Blue Moon’s furniture and accessories will be donated to Willow Place from November 29th to December 5th.


Yoko Chapman – Ayoko Design / Summit View Builders / Teegan Walker Ceramics / Firewood / Beyond Flowers

Yoko Chapman – Ayoko Design / Jeremy Moffatt Construction / Beyond Flowers

Josephine Pulver – Ayoko Design / Beyond Flowers / Crystal Nykoluk Earth Shaper

Jessica Saunders – Foxridge Homes / Beyond Flowers

Les Sediles – Artista Homes

Sacha Jammu – French Accent Design

Lyndsay Stokes InteriorsVentura Custom Homes

Lyndsay Stokes Interiors / Richter Construction

Julie Pedersen Design

Kelli Johnson – Studio One Eleven / Academy Florist

Candace Rudd – Two 30 Nine

Julie Janzen & Jennifer Knight – J & J Dwellings

Adele Sinclair – Boreal Architecture Studio Inc.

Alan Lacovetsky, Ceramic Artist

Kathryne Koop, Ceramic Artists


Anneliese Schoppe, Winnipeg Harvest Community Kitchen Facilitator

Chef Wayne Martin, Capital Grill.Bar

Tabitha Langel, Tall Grass Prairie Bread Co.

Chef Karen Peters, KarenFood

Sachit Mehra, East India Company

Chef Luc Jean, Wow! Catering


Charmaine Mallari Photography

Styled by French Accent Design

Flowers by Academy Florist


Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels

Handmade Soups in Homemade Vessels Cookbook. A collaboration by Ayoko Design and the Winnipeg Art Gallery's CRAFTED Show + Sale. Winnipeg Chefs and Winnipeg Ceramic Artists

Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels is a collaborative project of Ayoko Design and the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s CRAFTED Show + Sale. This special cookbook issue of aDesigned Magazine brings together 40 ceramic and culinary artists from Manitoba to feature 20 inspiring pairings of soup recipes and ceramic vessels. These stunning bowls are all souped up and the table is set for a visual feast, so please pull up a chair and join us for 20 extraordinary meals.

We invite you to order a copy of this special CRAFTED Cookbook in support of Winnipeg Harvest and help us achieve our fundraising goals.


Featuring homemade soups and handmade vessels by …

From the Kitchen
Anneliese Schoppe, Winnipeg Harvest
Tabitha Langel, Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company
Chef Ben Kramer Custom Catering
Chef Wayne Martin, Capital Grill • Bar
Chef JD Braid, Arctic Co-operatives
Chef Mandel Hitzer, deer + almond
Chef Dale MacKay, Federated Co-operatives
Chef Barry Saunders, SMITH Restaurant
Chef Joseph Wojakowski, The Fort Garry
Sachit Mehra, East India Company Restaurants
Chef Karen Peters, KarenFood
Chef Larry de Vries, Arctic Co-operatives
Chef Östen Rice, Wasabi Sabi & Food from Thought
Chef Mark Andrew, Storm Catering
Chef Mike Brown, De Luca’s Catering
Chef Tristan Foucault, Peasant Cookery
Athina Parasidis, The Nook Diner
Chef Roel Calderon & Rob Austria, Stella’s Catering
Chef Sean McKay, The Mitchell Block
Chef Luc Jean, WOW! Catering

From the Kiln
Jessica Hodgson Ceramics
Alan Lacovetsky, The Stoneware Gallery
Peter Tittenberger, Ceramic Artist
Duane Perkins, Ceramic Artist
Chris Pancoe Fine Art & Craft
Marianne Gopalkrishna, Ceramic Artist
Terry Hildebrand, Ceramic Artist
Crystal Nykoluk, Ceramic Artist
PJ Anderson Ceramics
Kevin Conlin, Cypress Studio
Kathryne Koop Pottery
Candice Ring Studio Pottery
Robert Archambeau, Ceramic Artist
Michael Astill, Ceramic Artist
Rachael Kroeker Ceramics
Anne Fallis Elliott,The Stoneware Gallery
Kelli Rey Studio
Valerie Metcalfe Pottery
Teegan Walker Ceramics
Colleen Chamberlin Pottery