I recently purchased a set of 5 coat and hat hooks from a woman in France. They're lovely. Turned wood. Cast iron. Nice and big and perfect for a future project. She also included a beautiful red and white French kitchen towel.
What future project may that be? A café! Ever since I found the perfect little shop for sell in a small British town, I've dreamed of purchasing a place and turning it into a chocolaterie/café. G and I have been discussing it for years, and I recently begun to sit down and write out what I need, what my plans are, and what sort of things I still need to look into (permits, business stuff, etc). I can picture the place in my head clear as day, and so have been slowly looking at purchasing pieces that can be used in our home for now, and later in the café.
Simple. Warm. A place where regulars come and chat with me about life. Old wood floors. Small, intimate tables with curved wooden chairs. A long bar with wood and iron stools.
Lately I've spent time drawing things up and writing up recipes and menus. It probably is over a decade down the road, but I like to plan ahead.