Welcome to the Cottage.

The Tiny Canal Cottage® is a 1920's Craftsman-style house by the Venice Beach Canals in Southern California. This <400 sqft home/office is the full-time residence of Creative Director Whitney Leigh Morris, her husband, their son, and two rescue beagles.

Small Space Style - Lil' Giveaway &nbsp;

Small Space Style - Lil' Giveaway  

Gifting is usually a simple affair over here. I almost always prefer to give food— such as freshly baked bread and grape preserves from the Cottage vine— wrapped in a reusable napkin. Presents such as local food or beverages reduce waste, don’t contribute to clutter, and can easily be adapted to suit seasons, recipients and occasions. 

However, every now and then for special occasions I like to create little gifts made up of a samplings of goods that we have here at the Cottage. I did this for my closest girlfriends before my wedding, and I’m doing it again now in celebration of the release of my book, Small Space Style: Because You Don’t Need to Live Large to Live Beautifully. Some of these bundles are being given to folks who helped me in my career and/or with the book, while others are reserved for a lil’ giveaway as a way of saying thank you to the readers of this blog and my corresponding Instagram account.


When deciding what to include in this little gift box to accompany a copy of the book, I chose some of the items that I enjoy daily, including:

  • A vegetable tanned leather file folder from Graf & Lantz, handmade here in the USA

  • A blonde wood S’well Bottle (no more new, disposable plastic bottles, folks!) 

  • A natural fiber wrapped pen 

  • A linen hand towel or canvas bag from Maptote (exact styles for giveaway will vary)

  • A set of (toddler-friendly) coasters

  • A simple handheld fan

  • A handmade raffia bottle cover from Seavibe Design

I am giving away 3 of these humble bundles. Just complete the simple form below to be entered for a chance to win.

Giveaway info + rules: Continental US residents only, please. Giveaway will be closed at 11:59 pm PST 11/01/18. Winners to be announced on 11/02/18 via @WhitneyLeighMorris’ Instagram Stories. No purchase necessary. (UPDATE: Giveaway now completed / closed.)

If you already bought a copy of the book, THANK YOU so sincerely for helping support our tiny business and family.

Below are images of the giveaway items, paired with visuals of how we use them in our home:

Here’s a snap of Adam packing everything up here in our garden— when I say we’re a small business, boy do I mean it.


Again, many thanks for helping us share the message that you don’t need to live large to live beautifully.

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