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"I Dream of Jeannie" bottles hand-painted on classic 1964 Jim Beam Decanters

 

I have hand-painted all of my bottles on authentic 1964 Jim Beam decanters. The Jeannie bottles are painted to resemble the original Jeannie bottle prop from the television series "I Dream of Jeannie." (Each bottle measures approximately 14" high with the cork attached.)

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Photo of I Dream of Jeannie bottle - 2nd to 5th Season by Karen Dillingham
Photo of neck of Jeannie bottle
Photo of Jeannie bottle cork
Photo of golden vines bottle from first season

Golden Vines bottle Hand-Painted on Classic 1964 Jim Beam decanter. This design was used throughout the 1st Season of I Dream of Jeannie

2nd to 5th Season Bottle

1st Season Golden Vines Bottle

Photo of Major Nelson (Larry Hagman) with 1st season bottle
Photo of Jeannie & Tony with Jeannie bottle
Image of cartoon Jeannie
image of Jeannie bottle
purple jeannie bottle image
Image of Jeannie
Image of the Golden Vines bottle

I  Dream of Jeannie

"I Dream of Jeannie" debuted on September 18, 1965 on NBC. Producer Sidney Sheldon was the creative force behind the "Jeannie" in the bottle. In 1964 Barbara Eden had starred in "The Brass Bottle" with Tony Randall and Burl Ives. Barbara played the part of the girlfriend of the guy who finds a genie (Ives portrayed the genie). Sidney wanted a sexy female genie for his new series though and Barbara was always in the back of his mind for the title role. However, he searched for a brunette as he did not want comparisons to the beautiful blonde witch, "Samantha." Sidney just couldn't find anyone that could compare with Barbara though. Of course with Eden's mischievous smile and great beauty as well as the chemistry between Barbara and Larry Hagman, it was a complete success and lasted five seasons.

 

Jeannie's bottle

Jeannie's bottle was actually a colorfully painted 1964 special Christmas edition Jim Beam whiskey decanter. Legend has it that Sidney Sheldon received this special bottle as a Christmas gift and decided it would make the perfect Jeannie bottle. The first season's bottle was designed with a more antique look to it with gold vines/leaves painted on the bottle. The 2nd to 5th season bottle was colorfully painted with a somewhat mulberry/purple base with pale blue arches (which looked white on screen). There are also different bottle designs and colors for Jeannie's evil sister, the Blue Djinn, and reunion movies.

gif of dancing Jeannie