Chalk it up to fun and spontaneity!
Suddenly chalkboards seem to be everywhere when it comes to home accessories. Maybe it’s nostalgia for that old-school (pun intended) look in this digital age, maybe it’s about personalizing your space—whatever it is, we’re on board. We love the idea of using a chalkboard table runner to write seat assignments for dinner parties or label buffet items. This one ($46, from Anthropologie) can be erased and re-used about five times.
Crate & Barrel’s slate bottle tags ($9.95 for four) are a fun way to indicate wine varietals for guests, and they also make great gift tags.
Bormioli Rocco glass jars with chalkboard labels ($6.95-$8.95, from Sur la Table) are top of the class for storing pasta, rice, sugar or whatever you fancy.