April 12, 2021

Demystifying Linseed Oil Paint with Natalie from Earth and Flax

In this episode, Stacy asks Natalie Yon-Eriksson from Earth and Flax all the linseed oil paint questions she’s been wondering about over the years. Is it easy to use? How is it made? What are the benefits and limitations of linseed oil paint?...

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March 29, 2021

Town Historian Robert Goller

In this, the 50th episode, Stacy is on location visiting Robert Goller, historian for the town of Aurora and village of East Aurora, New York. Stacy and Robert discuss methods for researching the history of an old house and how local lore often...

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March 15, 2021

Paint Talk With Scott From The Craftsman Blog

In this episode, Stacy welcomes back long-time friend of the show, Scott Sidler, from The Craftsman Blog. Stacy and Scott discuss the high-quality formulas hidden behind the paint store counter and best practices for a beautiful, long-lasting finish....

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March 1, 2021

On Location at The Tool Library, Buffalo, New York

In this episode, Stacy and Bill from Enon Hall discuss momentum and maintaining enthusiasm for long-term projects. Later, Stacy is on location at The Tool Library in Buffalo, New York. The city of Buffalo is comprised of around 90% old house...

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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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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.