The white pen on vintage tile idea is sweet and accessible. Could make for a great vignette in your on- or offline shop, or make a great little plaque for your next home buffet.
The outdoor chalkboard is a great idea for a boutique or a garden wall, can be made to look grand or down home. Use a smooth plank, paint it with chalkboard paint and recycle an old frame.
I saw these in a winery in Provence when I was Christmas shopping and thought the ideas were pretty nifty.
Wishing you a fun and safe New Year's celebration, and lots of occasion to write out your special messages in 2011!