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Cath Kidston Stars Crush Mug
Member Name: Abski2001
Cath Kidston Stars Crush Mug
Date: 17/04/11, updated on 18/04/12 (67 review reads)
Advantages: Great size and price
Disadvantages: Maybe too thin on the china front
I was lucky enough this Christmas just past to receive a set of four Cath Kidston mugs from my aunt with this Stars Crush design on. My kitchen cupboard is an assortment of odd cups and glasses that I have picked up from gigs and free out of Easter eggs, so when I was given an actual set to use and for when guests came to visit I was ecstatic!
Cath Kidston is one of my favourite household designers, their range is always quirky and they have a great choice of accessories. It is often a lot of things that you will never use because it is too nice! The brand started in 1993 in London selling vintage fabrics and furniture; it is broadly based on quaint English country style. Now Cath Kidston is more about individual and original designs loosely based on vintage but with no restorations or cobwebs in sight! Each season new innovative designs are brought out in a range of home wares, fashion items, bags and accessories. These are more often than not floral patterned and brightly coloured, so not to everyone's taste. However there is always a broad range to choose from and undoubtedly there would be something that would catch your eye.
These mugs are made from fine china approximately 2mm thick, so a decently heavy much which doesn't feel weak or fragile. Though it feels strong when you put freshly boiled water in and touch or hold the side of the mug rather than the handle it can burn your fingers. This is one of the disadvantages with this china mug. The size of the mug is about 17cm in height and a maximum circumference of 10cm. This size of cup suits me perfectly as if I am having a hot drink I want a lot of it, with this holding about 500ml of liquid.
The Cath Kidston design used on this mug is based on a star pattern, which I think is aimed at the younger market of Cath Kidston buyers compared to the classic designs they often use. It is bright and vibrant for your kitchen cupboard. So the background is completely white and different shaped and coloured stars are dotted around the outside of the mug, being yellow, blue, red, pink and green. The random positioning of the stars gives the mug a funky feel. On the inside of the cup written in red is the Cath Kidston brand.
These are a lovely set of mugs to have in the home, which are available in lots of other Cath Kidston designs. They retail for £4 and are also available in Debenhams and John Lewis as well as Cath Kidston shops and online. The stars design I have reviewed has plenty of other matching products available such as bags, footwear, slippers and tea towels. So if you want to start a pretty, bright and stylish Cath Kidston collection why not get going with these!
Summary: A bowl like mug for the caffeine addicts