Wow rvomaha - fantastic photos of every single cabinet in the 19! Thanks for the link (Kibitka.blogspot.com)
We took David's idea and went to Home Depot. After depositing Glenn in the generator department I went and collected 23 samples of formica (not the suggested 2 or 3... As Glenn says: indecision may or may not be my greatest weakness.)
Then we went to a different fabric store that has a Starbucks beside it (another Glenn plant.) Without my ever well-meaning Sweetie by my side I was able to fairly quickly zero in on two potential candidates. So I hurried back to Starbucks to grab my faithful supporter, grande in hand, to help make the final decision. The salesperson let us take the bolt of fabric home on approval, but by the time we got home I was so in love with it that we knew we'd found what we'd hoped for.
It's a gentle forest-ferny kind of print in muted soft greens, grays and rose colours. Perfect for us. We've narrowed down the formica to an unexpected but lovely dark gray colour that just begs to be paired with the fabric. One is solid "painted screen" and the other is swirly "earth wash." We'll probably wait for our next visit to Chilliwack to make the final decision on the counters.
Thanks to everyone for their ideas. It really did help - so glad for this forum.