Agatha Christie and her family loved to collect things.
They put serious time, energy and money into their collections
and some of them are displayed at Greenway.
A great many things though were piled haphazardly
in glass fronted cupboards and display cabinets
where they looked excessive and unlovely.
I am trying to reduce my possessions,
and I have to admit to a mea maxima culpa cupboard
containing a small collection of Poole pottery jam pots,
so this was a thought-provoking sight.
In the end, I decided that
on this stone wall,
was the loveliest thing I'd seen at the house
and that I could take a lesson from it.