Franklin’s Favorite Florist
By Amelia Rose Smith
Margie Church Dobler is the owner of Always In Bloom, Inc., located on Franklin Road across from The Factory at Franklin. Margie opened her doors twenty-eight years ago and is ALWAYS known to go the extra mile for her customers; whether it be flowers for a wedding, birthday or passing of a loved one, Margie is there to give you real, local service.
How long have you lived in Williamson County?
I have lived in Williamson County all my life – seventy-two years. I love Williamson County and Franklin. The people here have always been so kind and loyal to the small mom-and-pop businesses. My mother had a hair salon on Main Street, and my stepfather owned the infamous Auction Barn in downtown Franklin. My father’s family goes back at least five generations, as he was born in the Cool Springs house.
What led you to choose your profession?
I am a professional Floral Artist and Designer. I love the beauty of flowers and how special they make people feel.
Three words that best describe you.
Thoughtful, caring and stubborn.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
One of my favorite things about growing up in Williamson County is staying in touch with my friends that also grew up here. We try to go to lunch or dinner at least once a month, and our conversations always revert to how grateful we feel to have grown up in Franklin.
Where is your favorite place to go in Williamson County?
One of my favorite places to go is The Franklin Theatre. I have seen it go from sticky, bubble gum-covered floors to the fabulous theater it is today. My Franklin High School class of 1968 purchased one of the seats.
What keeps you motivated and inspired?
The smiles my profession puts on people’s faces when they receive their flowers make me want to continue my education and inspire my son Michael to continue to be a part of the changes in floristry.
What organizations are you involved with?
I am the President of Central Tennessee Professional Florists’ Association. Also, I am a Past President of the Tennessee State Florists’ Association.
What is the one thing you do not go a day without?
I try not to go a day without thanking the Lord for the angel that rides on my shoulder.
Finish this statement. I AM Williamson County because:
Dynamite could not blast me away from here – something my late husband used to tell me. He was probably correct. My shop has been through two fires and a flood, but those were nothing like the current road construction the last three years! But, that is progress. I love talking to people about how special it was growing up in a wonderful county and town. My son and I are proud to call ourselves Williamson Countians.
Always In Bloom | 227 Franklin Road | Franklin, TN 37064 | 615.591.7990 | alwaysinbloominc.com