You don't have to give up modern conveniences to get 1950s styling in a major appliance. Elmira Stove Works offers new, modern refrigerators in its Northstar line that harken back to the Eisenhower era. But these fridges have no-frost freezers.
The Northstars are, in truth, new GE models. Elmira replaces the doors with ones that have a convincing '50s look, then paints the units with a choice of eight colors, such as "flamingo pink," "mint green," "buttercup yellow" or "robin's egg blue." Prices vary, but for most it's $2,795.