We've been spending a fair amount of time on the Oregon Coast lately, trying to get the beach house in shape. There's been wood blinds to install, furniture to re-upolster, and some painting to do. These things take some planning to do from two hours away. However, on a beautiful spring day, it's hard to stay put and not take a drive north to Astoria to visit the thrift shops, and fun restaurants. On a recent trip, we found the coolest shop, Ambiance, chocked full of great decorating ideas and reasonably priced treasures! DH, a non-shopper enjoyed browsing and even found a cool clock for his downtown office. The owner said that they mail order tons of clocks for wedding gifts. Great idea, since everyone can use a clock!