FOR ALL LIFE'S MOMENTS BIG AND SMALL
Melody Milleker Webb was born and raised in the creative hotspot of Richmond, VA, USA and has been making art her entire life! She first began to preserve found objects gathered on walks around the city when her grandfather passed and she needed a creative outlet to cope with her grief.
She collected things from the outdoors that made her smile, and in her quest to preserve them Lonely Pine began and became an official business in 2014! What began as a small personal project soon blossomed into what Lonely Pine is today - a family business offering a wide range of preservation options and unparalleled client care!
All Lonely Pine pieces are crafted in Charleston, SC, USA by Mel, her husband Tim, and their assistant Vanna.
Our most popular service! Have your wedding bouquet, memorial flowers, or even a rose from Grandma's garden pressed, dried, and made into a framed artwork you can cherish forever!
Pressed wedding bouquets and memorial flowers are framed in a floating style with clear backing glass and wooden inserts sized to suit your flowers' thickness.
Resin pieces are ideal for smaller preservations, gifts, and pet memorial pieces.
Casting can be done 3-dimensionally or as a cast/coating over ceramic, glass, or metal.
A large portion of the molds used for casting are made in-house, and custom mold-making is available if you want an unusual shape!
Personalized text and foil monogramming are excellent additions to your custom pieces! Add details like a wedding date, a name, or a family monogram to add that extra special touch.
Items such as photographs, invitations, and visitation cards can also be incorporated into designs!
Scroll through our gallery to see a sampling of preservation options.
Personalized options are always available, including custom shapes and sizes.
The Lonely Pine Difference
Preservation, especially of florals, has become increasingly popular over the past few years. With such a saturated market, it can be difficult to choose an artist to work with; read on to learn what sets us apart from the rest!
We've been preserving all kinds of things for almost a decade, and have been doing so as a small, woman-owned business for over 7 years. These years of experience have allowed us to hone our skills and develop highly effective and unique techniques!
We are equipped with the knowledge and skill sets that come with degrees in Fine Art and Biology, and approach every project as an individual work of art, not a consumable product.
In addition to our skills and experience, our can-do attitude has resulted in the discovery of processes and techniques that work on even the most difficult to preserve specimens. Lonely Pine loves taking on challenges other preservation artists won't even touch!
Small Business Service
Lonely Pine is a small, woman-owned, family business and our customer service reflects that! We take our responsibility to preserve our clients' memories as seriously as if they were our own. Don't just take our word for it - read what others have to say below!
Mel was such a dream to work with. She took the stress completely out of worrying about what to do with my bouquet from her first super fast response. I overnighted the flowers to her after the wedding and went off on my honeymoon with so much peace of mind. She sent a proof before finalizing and shipped quickly in very secure packaging - it arrived without a scratch. I'm so in love with this beautiful work of art that I can cherish for a lifetime. Thank you so much again!!
Ashley, Framed Wedding Bouquet
This custom order was a huge hit! It arrived in time despite mail shenanigans. The creator was very communicative and responsive. And she created something beautiful from simple words that I sent. I highly recommend working with this artist!
Jalissa, Resin Casting (Paperweight)
I cannot say enough great things about [Mel] and her products! We originally purchased a keepsake Christmas ornament and we LOVE the quality of her work so much that we asked her to create another keepsake (this custom ring dish). Thanks Mel!