Thank you for all those wonderful comments yesterday. It seems there is a lot of 'Larder Love' out there! There were a couple of enquiries about the shade of green, it doesn't have a name, a least not one that I know of. It is 'My Green'. (Here is a full view of the fireplace as it looks this morning.)
It all started with this jug, a really old jug made in England by a company called 'Lovatts', I found it at a car boot sale many, many years ago when I was married to my first husband, it has a chipped pouring lip and as such is no good to be used as a jug, but ideal for what I like to use jugs for - flowers.
The shade of green shouted at me from across the school yard where the car boot sale was being held and although we had virtually no money at the time I handed over a whole pound for this beauty without quibble or haggle. It is a plain, bog standard straight sided jug but the colour made my heart sing.
It came with me when I made the sad decision to leave my husband, not much more did, I walked away with my son, my four cats and personal belonging, amongst these was my jug. After a couple of years we were divorced and as he bought me out of the marital home I had money to put a deposit on my very own little terraced house. When the kitchen was re-fitted I painted the walls 'my green', taking the jug to the DIY store for colour mixing.
Jump forward a couple of years and now with Lovely Hubby we went to look at our last farm ready for our change of lifestyle and guess what, the front and back doors were painted in the exact shade of green, of course I fell in love (with the house, I was already in love with my man).
It's followed us everywhere and now when there is a choice to be made it's white (for walls, crockery, kitchen things etc) or green. The 'money plant' in the picture a gift of my Mum is almost the exact shade of green, although the camera refuses to pick it up.
Most shelves we buy are painted in this colour.
Even this lovely antique set of shelves got the 'green treatment'
... and is now used for something much more useful.
Touches everywhere of my favourite colour.
Oh, and I wouldn't even have met Lovely Hubby if it wasn't for the colour green!!
We met online (as you do) and in his questionnaire he said he had blonde hair and green eyes, I thought what a lovely combination (I have brown hair, dyed blonde and green eyes) so I got in touch with him (lots of other things sounded brilliant too, I'm not completely mad!). One of the first things that I noticed about him was that his eyes were actually blue (I don't like blue eyes on my men) but by that time luckily he was already growing on me :-) So if he hadn't mistakenly got the colour of his eyes wrong I wouldn't have made that initial contact with him.
So green has followed me everywhere I go, if you want to get this shade of green for yourself I can only suggest that you find something this colour and get the paint mixed up, or if you're lucky it will be available ready mixed in the multitude of shades you can now buy at DIY shops.