Lamb’s pieces are still crafted from brass, which you can leave alone to develop a patina or polish to retain the shine.


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That notion gets ramped up this spring and summer; manufacturers are offering new furniture, textiles and materials that resemble indoor furnishings yet can withstand the elements. Getting the right look can be tricky; you don’t want it to seem like you just plunked a sofa from the living room down onto the patio. Christmas, my husband wiped some food off the table with his hand and the stain/finish rubbed right off!