White board! I had a chalkboard for a couple of years in Butte, and they are just too messy. :-)
I love the charm of chalkboard. I've been trying to buy one for my country kitchen and they are so hard to find.
My friend has a great one that her uncle had in his barn. It is so cool! I hope you find the perfect one. I want a card catalog for my house (old wood one)!