I got this set for my mother's birthday quite recently and I must say, she loves them. The vintage, English, floral and polka dot patterns; the fact they are made of fine china; and even that they come enclosed in a wonderful blue box, make them very special indeed. Cath Kidston is a very fine brand. The ceramic pieces in particular are quite collectible and inspiring. Even though this style of product is not to my taste, I'm even impressed with it myself.
I have also read a bit about Cath herself here on Amazon, and the story about how her brand evolved further inspires me as well as my mum. My mother is also interested in the brand in itself and possibly collecting more ceramics in the future.
I really do recommend this set as well as the brand of products to whoever is interested in floral or vintage style products. They surpassed my expectations, very amazing set.