The lovely month of May is here and shops are brimming with goodies. Urban Cottage is decked out with flowers and plants for your garden, patio, or favorite mom. There are gift ideas galore including jewelry, bags, vintage fashions, dishtowels, and plenty of home decor. Furniture featured is classic wood, lovely grays or pastels, upholstered chairs plus porch and patio furnishings and accessories. Original art, posters, interesting signs and wall hangings are abundant. There’s much to choose from. Urban Cottage is open today until 7, Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 5 at the corner of 52nd and Bloomington (5157 Bloomington Avenue South) just south of Minnehaha Pkwy. and west of Lake Nokomis. For more nearby stores, try Flamingos Divine Finds at 3404 Cedar Ave. and The Cottage House at 4308 Chicago Ave. which are both open from 10 to 6 daily through Sunday. Happy saling!