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A decorative holder for holding potpourri or decorative items having hinged opening at the top, side, or bottom, the hinged opening capable of being secured closed, for example, by a latch or hook and loop closure, and capable of holding materials therein. The framed holder is formed by a plurality of frame supports that form a base and a lid and side frame supports and simulating the shape of one or more natural products such as a fruit, vegetable, nut, seed, animal, reptile, sea creature, star, or ball, box, or other similar object. The plurality of frame supports may further include a framework that is woven in and about the holder to secure the decorative items. The materials to be secured in the holder may include decorative items; botanicals, natural and/or synthetic; food stuffs; personal effects; and the like, all having a size and shape larger than any aperture in the holder.