Saturday, March 10, 2012

J.E. Tramel Dream Tree and P.G. Tiele Painting

Okay, here's how the story goes - as I've read it. Someone named J. E. Tramel was sitting under a tree dreaming of one day having a lot of gold. Apparently this was going on in Baton Rouge, LA.

Fast forward X many years later J. E. Tramel has trademarked "Dream Tree", and someone is producing these neat little trees made of twisted wire with tiny little foil leaves. Kind of reminds me of metal bonsai trees. The Label Reads:

DREAM TREE

It doesn't do anything, just sits there
looking pretty

AN ORIGINAL DREAM TREE

and then a hand written registration number


They look like this. Wonder Woman found this last Wednesday when we were out doing the thrift store thing. There's more. . .




These things have sold for as much as ninety dollars on ebay. Can you believe that? Ninety Dollars!

Reminds me of a Simon & Garfunkle song.

That doesn't really surprise me though. ebay has a world wide audience, and if you have enough people just about anything will sell.

Looks like I picked the wrong color background to be shooting this.

Very shimmery.

Mr. Goldfinger probably had one of these - life size.
Well, I like it. Wonder Woman spent an hour pulling all the branches and leaves apart to give it that autumnal, losing its leaves look.

So that was Wonder Woman's art pick for the day. I found something else that I liked just as much. Only in orange - my official SPLASH color. Need a splash of color - go orange. That's my take anyway.

No idea of the title. probably something about a sunset.

Here it is: a painting by Italian painter P. G. Tiele. Can't find much on this guy except that he's Italian and considered a mid century painter. Whoopee!


Oil on hardboard with orange. That would be a cool title.


Doesn't matter. I bought the painting before I started researching him. My philosophy: buy art because you like it, not because it might be worth something some day.

What's not to love. Orange, impressionism, and value.

Oh, so you think you know me now. You were pretty sure I bought it because it was priced really well. You may be right.

How 'bout that gold frame? That's worth the price of admission right there.
I just wish it were bigger than 4" x 5"

The painting itself is 4 X 5, the frame takes it out to about 8 x 10. Some days it's worth thrifting.


We'll be right back with . . . more stuff.

14 comments:

  1. I had forgotten about the Dream Trees. What a blast from the past...

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  2. I actually found not one but two of these last week. A large one like yours and then it's "baby sister" a few aisles over. I think I paid .75 cents all together... They are so pretty!!

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  3. Hey, I think that makes us in-laws, doesn't it?

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  4. Absolutely!! Nice to meet you!! :)

    We can work out who gets to host Thanksgiving dinner some other time...

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  5. My grandmother gave me a mirrored carousel that had two unicorns, mom and fawn. It also had one of these trees. It was taken from me years ago, and I've been searching for one ever since. Ever seen anything like this? It would mean a lot to me, even if you had a place you think I might look. I believe the company that made them was Enesco. At least, I found a carousel with swans that had the same mirrored base and dream tree- so I assume it's the same company.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Amber

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    1. Hello, I have 3 of these trees and would part with 1 of them. Do you still want one.

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  6. I would love one of those little trees. Does anyone know where I can find one??

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    1. I have one with a registered number of 8BB3685g if you would like to offer a price.

      Thanks,
      Barbara

      I can be emailed at bjladybug@sbcglobal.net

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  7. I love these trees i have acumulate several of them lete know where i can find 2 3 or more

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    1. I have one with a registered number of 8BB3685g if you would like to offer a price.

      Thanks,
      Barbara

      I can be emailed at bjladybug@sbcglobal.net

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  8. The colors on the painting are really beautiful.

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    1. So, if your interested in saling than I would love to buy the painting.

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  9. Well I guess you could say im a collector Because I have 13 Dreamtrees I have found over about 10 yrs

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  10. friend was disposing of her parents estate & had 1$ on the Dream Tree-no takers but I admired so she gave to me rather than Goodwill-thank you for the info about it. Mine is marked & hand #d on bottom - a bit fuller than your appears & a lot dustier! Thanks again.

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