Product Type: Churchill China Crockery
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Different from the other Cath Kidston patterns
Cath Kidston Stars Crush Mug
Member Name: brady58
Cath Kidston Stars Crush Mug
Advantages: Good quality, china, nice big size
Disadvantages: Wouldn't have been the pattern I would have picked
I work part time in an office and I like to have my own mug and plate to use. This is my second Cath Kidston mug that I bought for the office as the first one got smashed. I bought it because a colleague told me that a shop in town was selling Cath Kidston mugs half price for only £2.50. I gave her my money and asked her to pick me one up on her lunch break as I had to stay in the office to finish some work.
When she came back with the mug I was initially disappointed as I thought it looked a little gaudy especially compared to my previous one which had a beautiful vintage pattern on it. The pattern on this one is brightly coloured stars and while it is nice enough looking it isn't really up to the standard of some of her other patterns at least in my opinion.
As a mug it is really good quality and is made from china. It isn't as delicate as some china however and can withstand the knocks and bumps it will get from daily use such as when washing and drying it. You do need to be a little careful as although it isn't thinly made it is still china at the end of the day and will smash if dropped.
It is a lovely big size of mug where you can be sure you are going to get a decent sized mug of tea or coffee out of it instead of a thimble sized amount. There is something really nice about drinking tea out of a china mug but for some reason I am not as keen drinking coffee out of it as I preferably like drinking coffee out of a thick chunky cup.
The china does do a really good job of insulating the hot drinks inside it and I am a fan of the handle which looks delicate but is actually really sturdy and secure.
Although I am not the biggest fan of the pattern it is distinctive and it is bright and vibrant. Even though it is used on a regular basis and washed constantly the pattern is still holding up really well and hasn't faded and gone dingy. You can either hand wash or else put it in the dishwasher.
Had I been to the shop myself I might not have picked this particular pattern but it is modern and would appeal to people who maybe think that Cath Kidston's more traditional patterns and a little twee.
Summary: A good quality mug but the pattern isn't the best
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