Mo Favorite Find!

I’m going to be a little selfish this week, and post one of my favorite finds! With possibly too many to choose from, I’ve been thinking about sharing this special find for a long time! Plus, I want to encourage more submissions of find of all sorts from decor, furniture, clothing, to anything!

Who: Julie, Fashion Writer

What: “Sleepy Sam” Pfaltzgraff Mug

Where: Medina Antique Mall, Ohio

How Much: $5.00

When I use It: All. The. Time. This is by far one of my absolute favorite finds! And what better time to talk about it than Movember? Thanks to my mother, who has done a great job of informing me of how to spot better vintage finds, along with a love of watching the “Antiques Roadshow”, when I flipped over this mug and saw the printed words, “Pfaltzgraff” among other text, I knew it had to be worth more than $5. Names don’t really mean much to me, other than it’s cool to find a vintage piece that also has a little bit of significant history attached to it. Quite possibly a steal, more than anything, I absolutely love the expression on his face (some mornings our mugs match), his 3-Dimensional eyes, nose, unique painted detail, and moustache!

I’ve spotted the same mug on a few different occasions from a price range of $20-$60, and it turns out Sleepy Sam is just one of a set of six Muggsy Mugs! Made from the 1940s-1950s, the history of the Pfaltzgraff Muggsy Era is pretty interesting, and in the future I just might pursue the rest of the set!

Shopping Tips: I really like locations that have multiple dealers. Each dealer’s booth or space is like a little peak into a whole new style/world of their own. Plus, prices are set by dealers themselves, sometimes items are way overpriced, and sometimes items can be way underpriced, either way that’s part of the thrill of the hunt! The Medina Antique Mall in particular is 52,000 sq. feet and has over 500+ dealers!

Attention Blog Readers! — We know you guys are the most clever and most stylish bunch on the web, and we’d love to feature you on future Favorite Find Posts! Please email us ( a picture of you with one of your favorite shopping finds (a piece of furniture, a hard-to-find record, the perfect vintage boots, or any other treasure) and answer the questions: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips. We can’t wait to see all the cool items you’ve discovered!


About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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    Jamie 11/10/2009 at 9:11 pm #

    oh my god i have your mug’s brother!
    hahah i found it at garage sale.

    lookie here!

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