Feb. 15, 2021

Lindsay Jones: Blind Eye Restoration

In this episode, Stacy and Ashley from The Gold Hive discuss oddball additions to historic structures.  Later, Stacy welcomes Lindsay Jones from Blind Eye Restoration, a woman-owned architectural conservation company in Columbus, Ohio. Lindsay...

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Feb. 1, 2021

Laine and Kevin Berry: Our Restoration Nation

In this first episode of Season five, Stacy is flying solo. Feeling lonely, she invites a past podcast guest to join her for listener Q&A.   Later, she talks to Laine and Kevin Berry of Our Restoration Nation about their preservation...

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Dec. 21, 2020

Stephen and David: Driven by Curiosity

Driven by boundless energy and curiosity, Stephen and David talk about adding character back to their Boston-area Victorian, the One Room Challenge, and beekeeping.

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Dec. 7, 2020

Karolyn's Childhood Dream Comes True

Known as Lady Dukart, on Instagram. As a child, Karolyn biked the backroads around her rural home, exploring abandoned old houses and daydreaming about restoring one of her own. Now, her dream has come true.

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Nov. 23, 2020

Ward Schraeder: HGTV's Bargain Mansions and Dad Advice

Stacy and Devyn seek common ground with Ward Schraeder, co-host of HGTV's Bargain Mansions. Can they find it? Will you?

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Nov. 9, 2020

Richard to the Stained Glass Rescue

Stacy and Devyn welcome Richard Cann from the UK. Richard offers a fascinating look into the process of making art glass as well as the modern beliefs that lead people to replace British history with "plastic toy windows."

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Oct. 26, 2020

Gary is Still Rude and Other Ghost Stories

Stacy finally shares the experience that converted her from a total skeptic to “maybe sort of a believer, but let’s not talk about it too much.” Also, Devyn and Stacy welcome Chelsey and Susan to tell their own stories of the unexplainable.

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Oct. 12, 2020

Too Random to be a Coincidence

John Harrington kicks off the October ghost story series. His story is a tale of items lost and then found in the most serendipitous ways.

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Sept. 28, 2020

Enon Hall: In It for the Long Haul Part II

Bill Chapman. Known as the "Granddaddy of the house blog movement," Bill and his wife Gay have been restoring and rehabbing Enon Hall for over 20 years!

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Sept. 14, 2020

Enon Hall: In It for the Long Haul Part I

Bill and his wife Gay have been restoring and rehabbing Enon Hall for over 20 years! Bill's story is one of trust and vision. Although we cannot change history, we can shape the future.

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About the Host

Stacy

Host

Stacy launched True Tales From Old Houses in 2017 to connect and share stories with old house lovers and devoted DIYers. The goal of the show has always been equal parts entertainment and education. Since the launch, she has become a trusted voice in the old house community. True Tales From Old Houses was named one of "11 Great Podcasts for Preservation Fans" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (savingplaces.org)

Stacy's second job is restoring and preserving her historic home built in the 1880s. Since 2014, she has been documenting the process on the Blake Hill House blog. She has a deep fondness for original wood windows, and educating people about the importance of keeping them is one of her passions.

Related to podcasting, she is a devoted theatre nerd with many years of public speaking and amateur acting experience.