Product Type: Cath Kidston Crockery
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Contemporary yet traditional.
Cath Kidston Dotty Crush Mug
Member Name: kama0529
Cath Kidston Dotty Crush Mug
Advantages: Bone china. Good size. Basic but pretty design. Can go in dishwasher.
Disadvantages: Costs slightly more than average.
I have a number of Cath Kidston items dotted around my home, purchased largely because I like the simple traditional designs, but also because, on the whole, the items appear to be good quality. I have 12 mugs which are various Cath Kidston designs, three of which are the Cath Kidston Dotty Crush Mug design. I have had the Dotty Crush Mugs for about six months and they cost me £5.00 each direct from the Cath Kidston shop in Cheltenham. I do appreciate that you can get mugs for less, but my experience with Cath Kidston mugs is that they do last and that they are pretty - and so I'm willing to pay this amount for what I want.
This mug is made out of bone china as opposed to porcelain, and as such, it has the advantage of being whiter, lighter and less brittle. Where possible I do try to buy bone china for my kitchenware as it is a better quality and I fine it lasts longer and with less staining than other materials. It can be put into the dishwasher without any concerns and I have washed our mugs in the diswasher for the last six months without incident. The design hasn't faded over this time and the mugs, inside and out, have stayed white and stain free.
The design itself is simple, yet pretty. The main body of the mug itself and the handle is a lovely clean white, and then there is a thin border around the top of the mug which is a lovely baby blue. There are then baby blue polka dots scattered over the surface of the mug. The blue and the white complement each other very well and the design overall looks traditional, simple and non-gimicky. This mug also comes in pink where the pink replaces the blue rim and polka dots - but for my taste, the blue just looks classier.
The mugs are a good size and I would estimate slightly larger than the average mug. They hold about 350ml of fluid and so this makes a decent size cup of coffee. The lightness of the bone china and the thin tapering of the handle make the mugs comfortable to hold.
Overall, I do recommend this mug for anyone who likes traditional designs and high quality china. I have seen them for a cheaper price recently on Amazon and so it's worth keeping an eye out for them.
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